our story 

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It all started when...

Co-founders Tyler and Winona had a conversation about the water pollution caused by synthetic dyes in mass market fashion production. Did you know that every garment dyed with synthetic dyes pollutes 30-50 gallons of water with color agents that don't break down? Synthetic dyes contribute to global water pollution, dispelling chemicals like dioxin (a carcinogen) and formaldehyde into rivers, destroying the local ecosystem. 

Green Matters is more than a natural dye house. We strive to discover new ways to implement plant dyes into our industrialized world, while exploring how to connect self-sufficient systems with the contemporary designer's source book. Our dyes are locally grown and foraged when possible. The dyes that we import only come from fair-trade suppliers. We are able to dye yardages, yarns and fully constructed products made out of any natural fiber. If you would like to develop a fabric with us, we collaborate with other eco-focused suppliers to create the naturally dyed textile you are looking for. 

As we expand the amount of dye we grow, we are discovering techniques to reintroduce nutrients into the soil we farm on. We use all of our exhausted dye baths as natural fertilizer.  

 

  Tyler is co-founder of Green Matters Natural Dye Company. He received his undergraduate from Temple University in Entrepreneurship where he excelled in the Entrepreneurship program winning 1st place in two of the annual competitions with (other co-founder) Winona. Tyler enjoys getting his hands dirty and involved in a lot of different endeavors. Ultimately, Tyler wants what he does to make a lasting, positive impact on society and the environment.

Tyler is co-founder of Green Matters Natural Dye Company. He received his undergraduate from Temple University in Entrepreneurship where he excelled in the Entrepreneurship program winning 1st place in two of the annual competitions with (other co-founder) Winona. Tyler enjoys getting his hands dirty and involved in a lot of different endeavors. Ultimately, Tyler wants what he does to make a lasting, positive impact on society and the environment.

 Winona Quigley is a dyer, designer and photographer who grew up in Lancaster County. She has a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons the New School for Design. After 3 years of working for various luxury fashion houses in New York City, Winona found her career in harvesting color and researching sustainable systems. Her research in natural dye has been developing for over 3 years and in November of 2015, she received the Tishman Scholarship for Sustainability to fund her first collection of zero waste, locally sourced, naturally dyed knitwear. She spends her free time researching local fiber and dye systems, growing dye plants, and traveling to research different types of fiber systems. 

Winona Quigley is a dyer, designer and photographer who grew up in Lancaster County. She has a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons the New School for Design. After 3 years of working for various luxury fashion houses in New York City, Winona found her career in harvesting color and researching sustainable systems. Her research in natural dye has been developing for over 3 years and in November of 2015, she received the Tishman Scholarship for Sustainability to fund her first collection of zero waste, locally sourced, naturally dyed knitwear. She spends her free time researching local fiber and dye systems, growing dye plants, and traveling to research different types of fiber systems. 

Contact us about dye servicing at

info@greenmattersnaturaldyecompany.com