New Class and Workshop in NYC at the Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator!

Textile Tuesday, June 3, 2015, 4-6 pm The ability to design and manufacture an organic and naturally dyed clothing collection in the U.S. is now within reach.  Learn how to use sustainable fabrics, natural dyes and textile manufacturing to design and create a sustainable collection. Botanical Colors, will present the options and services available to designers when considering a natural dye project. We will review resources for fabrics, dyes, indigo dyeing and scalable color and production services from “one of a kind” pieces to runs of hundreds of garments. We will have an extensive library of naturally dyed fabrics, garments, … Read more

Botanical Colors a Featured Voice on Fashion Traceability

Botanical Colors founder Kathy Hattori was recently interviewed by the New York City based apparel production and ethical design facility, Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator on natural dyes and color in the fashion industry. BF+DA writer Kelly Drennan writes: “Taking transparency to the next level is traceability – a system that provides information on the farming, production, packing, distribution, transportation, and sales processes of a particular item of clothing. By reducing the difficulty of accessing this information on a product’s life cycle, traceability has the potential to increase conscious consumption.” If in fact, consumers are wanting to know more about where their … Read more

Botanical Colors Gets More Indigo Love

I recently interviewed Natalie Chanin on how hard it is to run a business and was happy she name dropped Botanical Colors! See a portion of the interview below and to read the article in its entirety, go to the Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator. How long have you used natural dyes and is your Indigo Collection your first collection showcasing them? In 2008, we began collaborating with an organization called Goods of Conscience, a non-profit that was based in The Bronx at that time. This was our first foray into the world of natural dyes. We expanded our natural dye selection … Read more