Archive for the ‘Organic’ Category

Aug 1 2013
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Natural Purple Dye from Sea Snails

Natural Purple Dye from Sea SnailsĀ  By Saasaan Nabavi We first heard of the possibility of sea snails possessing the capability to produce purple dye for textiles while in Teotitlan del Valle. It was when we were there learning the methods used in retrieving natural dyes for red, yellow, blue and brown; we asked about [...]

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Mar 11 2013
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Intriguing Tradition: Organic Color Dyes by The Zapotecs

Intriguing Tradition: Organic Color Dyes by The Zapotecs By Saasaan Nabavi There is a truly unique and special process still taking place in several communities around the world to produce natural color dyes. One community in particular is Teotitlan del Valle, a village just outside of Oaxaca City, Mexico. Teotitlan was founded by the Zapotecs [...]

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