In it's current state, the textile industry is incredibly harmful to our planet. One aspect of that environmental damage is from the dyes we use to color fiber. Mass production of synthetic dyes generates lots of waste water and uses complex chemicals that aren't sustainable to create or dispose of. But this isn't the only way to achieve colorful clothing! Before industrialization, dye was primarily derived from natural and sustainable resources like plants, insects, and minerals.
Rainbow Lace uses yarn that I dyed with indigo, onion skins and avocado pits to achieve the colors. The yarn is 45% organic cotton that was spun in North Carolina.
Rainbow Lace was featured in my solo show at the Liberty Arts Little Gallery as an educational piece about the value of natural dyes.