Natural Dyes

We love the beauty of all natural dyes’ earthy colours and that the history of natural dyes goes all the way back to the earliest forms of colour. It’s an international history shared by all.

Natural dyes are a colorant obtained from any natural source and a great place to find them can be right in your own back yard!
Roots, bark, nuts, leaves and flowers are just a few common sources of colour. Most natural dyes are usually a plant extract for colour and a mineral mordant to set the dye or adjust colour. Most of the extracts we use at ShaBi Natural are native to Nepal and usually sourced from natural medicine shops, where they’re mostly sold for their medicinal qualities.

In keeping with both the tradition and the environment, we’ll continue to choose natural dyes for natural fibres. We just love that the colours enhance with age and mellow into increasing beauty. This great craft must be introduced to the next generation to protect ancient dye techniques from becoming just a subject in a history book.

We hope you enjoy our products as much as we do.