Today on Makers Row: 5 Things to Know Before Choosing Chemical Dyes

We are so excited to have our first post on the Makers Row blog. Talk about a bevy of really important industry information!

Thanks to Makers Row for the opportunity to write.

Botanical Colors founder Kathy Hattori writes: “Sustainable design often means a concerted effort to really dig into the details of one’s supply chain but the number of variables to track can be truly overwhelming. One point that is often overlooked in the fashion industry is how fabrics are dyed and treated. In fact, for many designers, there is a fundamental disconnect when sourcing dyed and finished fabrics, even “organic” materials as the information on treatments and finishes are minimal and most designers have enough on their shoulders finding sustainably sourced and ethically-friendly fibers in the first place.

So what’s a responsible designer to do? Ask yourself 5 basic questions…”

More here on the Makers Row blog.