Plant-Based Lake Pigments
Every time clothing is dyed, some of the dye doesn't adhere to the fabric. For conventional synthetic dyes, this means that between 50-70% of the dye ends up as wastewater that pollutes our waterways. While all our dyes are natural and plant-based, allowing us to use the extra dye water to irrigate our dye garden, we are always looking for a way to reuse our amazing plant-dyes to help lower our overall impact.
Hence these plant-based lake pigments. We have extracted the remaining plant dyes from our dye vats and converted them to pigments for use in painting. These paint-based lake pigments can be added to oil (we recommend organic walnut oil) and mulled to make oil paints or used in traditional paint recipes to make watercolors or for screen printing.
Each lake pigment is in a glass container with a natural cork lid, similar to containers historically used to transport lake pigments. Containers approx. 5 grams of pigment per container.
Each lake pigment is handmade in Los Angeles.