Botanical Colors is excited to begin highlighting local and small farm and garden growers of natural dyestuffs. We will be shining a well-deserved spotlight on women growers, Black, Indigenous, and Growers of Color who have long been marginalized and underrepresented. We are happy to collect donations to be equally divided among a rotating group of growers.
Indigo Shade Map & Garden
The Indigo Shade Map & Garden documents how one natural dye is still widely and continuously practiced today.
New Leaf Agriculture
New Leaf Agriculture, a program of the Multicultural Refugee Coalition, connects refugees to sustainable farming opportunities by operating community gardens and a commercial farm.
Ebony By Nature
Ebony by Nature has the intention of reclaiming the art of farming and harnessing the many natural fiber products around us.
Blue Light Junction
Blue Light Junction is an alternative color lab, natural dye garden & educational facility focusing on growing, processing and preserving the history of natural dyes and their enhancements and use in everyday objects.
Wild Pigment Project
Wild Pigment Project‘s Equitable Opportunity Scholarship fund contributes to counterbalancing the inequities created by colonization and white supremacy.
The Wild Pigment Project connects artists to the land by providing resources, education and inspiration to integrate plant and mineral pigments, hand-gathered and prepared in local landscapes, into studio practice.
If you would like to be considered for this donation or if you would like to nominate growers in your community, please email [email protected] for more information.
Please note: For all donations, we withhold 5% for PayPal fees and taxes. 95% of your donation will be pooled with all other donations, divided equally, and distributed directly to the growers. We are a for-profit company and your donation is not tax-deductible.