Natural Dye Kit + Good Youth Tee
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Introducing our natural dye kit, complete with a Good Tee, gives the beginner dyer a perfect introduction into the beauty and wonder of creating colour from nature and customizing your own unique youth t-shirt. The best part about this, is it’s sustainable, a guilt-free project, with minimal environmental impact.
- Kit Contains:
- A youth t-shirt in any size you need. Included are the ingredients to dye around 3- 4 t-shirts.
- Alum (a food safe ingredient made of potassium aluminum sulfate) as the mordant(for colourfast), and Gallnut, tannin powder made from the galls formed on oak trees, for pre-mordanting.
- Logwood chips (haematoxylon campechianum), which yield gorgeous soft purples, osage sawdust (maclura pomifera) for yellow, ground madder root (rubia tinctoria) for lovely peachy orange shades, and cochineal (dactylopius coccus) for pink.
Comprehensive instructions in the kit will take you through the step by step process of preparing your fibres and dyeing with these dried dyestuffs.
Please note that the dyed fibres in the photos are not included. They are there to show you what colours you can expect to achieve with the dye.
- Dye Contents:
90 g alum, 30g gallnut, 15g logwood, 15g osage, 15g madder, 7g cochineal
When you choose The Good Tee for your organic cotton apparel and promotional goods you contribute to the health of our air, earth, and oceans, while helping people like our farmers prosper.
About the Brand
The Good Tee is a Fair Trade and B Corporation certified sustainable fashion brand. They manufacture quality, organic cotton basics in a slow manufacturing production environment. They partnered with farmers and factories that guarantee ethical working conditions. They only use AZO-free and low-impact dyes. To avoid using harmful plastic bags, their packaging is made of biodegradable and recycled materials. The Good Tee is a women-owned company that fights fast fashion and the industry’s lack of transparency.
Are they Local: Assisi Garments (their manufacturer) invests in the community by supporting various social projects, including an old age home and children's orphanage in South India. Although, the garments are made abroad, the brand is completely transparent about where and who makes each item.
Are they Fair Trade or Paid a living Wage: Fair Trade Certified
Organic Materials: Yes. Mostly organic. They avoid the use of all hazardous chemicals and use only AZO-free and low-impact dyes. The Good Tee Team consider the bio-degradability and sustainability of our trims. For buttons, instead of plastic, they looked to nature and use coconut and seashell buttons. They also use YKK NATULON® zippers. Made from post-consumer chemically recycled polyester, they are perpetually recyclable.
Cruelty Free: Yes.
Environmental Conscious Processing: Organic cotton doesn’t damage the soil and has less impact on air quality. Growing organic cotton means farmers and their families are not exposed to toxic chemicals in the field or through their food and water supply.
Reduced amount of Water, Waste, Carbon and Pollution: Organic Cotton uses 71% less water and 62% less energy compared to conventional cotton.
Organic Cotton uses 71% less water and 62% less energy compared to conventional cotton. The absence of chemicals means that any runoff water is cleaner and safer. They avoid the use of all hazardous chemicals and use only AZO-free and low-impact dyes. The dye companies the Good Tee partners with are connected to a water effluent treatment plant that recycles and reuses water."
Reduced amount of Water, Waste, Carbon and Pollution: Buffalo horns are organic materials, a byproduct of waste, and created through a chemical-free process. While these horns are sourced in Vietnam, each, one-of-a-kind piece is designed and assembled in California to ensure the highest quality.