tezomeya’s colors created by plants and trees
tezomeya’s colors created by plants and trees

tezomeya’s colors created by plants and trees

tezomeya’s colors created by plants and trees

Complicated Warm Colors

Natural dyes are comprised of tree bark, wood, grass, roots, flower petals, and even insects. The colors are warm, sweet, and soft. These neutral colors from these dyes are completely different from primary colors. Let’s explore further…

Colors are extracted by boiling plants; the resulting dye is actually the plant producing matter. People of ancient times discovered this matter and used it to dye natural beautiful colors. Since then people began to harvest these plants and used various ways to extract dyes… natural dyeing was born.

Plants contain many varieties of pigments. A single plant contains many different pigments; therefore, the colors are very complicated. Complicated variations of these pigments culminate to make different colors.

The resulting colors derived from plants are very “comfortable” colors. During the process of making these colors, there are several adjustments (such as the amount of water, or temperature) and dye combinations we can make to achieve the colors we enjoy. At tezomeya we call these colors “Complicated Mute-Warm Colors”.

To enjoy natural colors as long as possible …

How to treat cotton, linen, and Japanese paper products

– To preserve the texture and color of cotton, linen, and Japanese paper products it is highly recommended to wash with pure natural soap.
– Wash all garments inside out in a fine-mesh net. Please make sure detergent, or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
– Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach please check before use.
– Keep natural dyed products out of direct sunlight. When drying outside please dry in a shaded area.
– Dark colors may transfer to lighter colors, please wash dark colors separately.
Daily Use
– Please be careful around acids, most of the dyes react to acid.
– It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron, or copper while wet.
– Sweat stains can be removed by washing.

List of substances to avoid with natural dyed products

Strong Alkali
-Detergent comes into direct contact with a wet product
-Pure natural soap comes into contact with a wet product
-Strong cleansers and bleach
-Citric Acid (lemons, etc.)
-Prolonged exposure to directed sunlight
Iron and Copper
-Wet fabric comes into contact with metal

However, color changes and fades. So, if the color changes to something you do not like, please contact us about our free re-dyeing service.