Our Story

kathy hattori

Kathy checks out the flower garden at Jubilee Farm, Carnation, Washington

The way that conventional color is applied to clothes is broken. “Wet processing” as industrial dyeing is called, is one of the top polluters in the world, consuming enormous amounts of energy, water and petrochemical based colorants.

We’re here to offer a solution. Botanical Colors supplies artisans and industry with the materials and know-how to dye textiles in a way that uses less water, is non-toxic and biodegradeable and draws its incomparable color palette from humble plants and natural sources. All colors are sustainably derived, many from agricultural and food waste products.

We offer only the most robust dyes that perform on natural fibers with aplomb.

Along with our beautiful natural dyes, we fully support the reshoring movement to bring textile jobs back to the U.S. The wonderful thing about working with U.S. manufacturing is American know-how, scalability from sample runs through large volume production, quick turnarounds and American jobs.

We operate two studios in Seattle, Washington for studio days, and custom dye projects and a larger facility for higher volume projects.

We offer guidance, support and consulting for emerging designers, brands and artisans. Give us a call or send an email and  start living your dream of beautiful, sustainable and ethically produced fashions, yarns and fabrics.