Plant Dye Kit : Mexican Mint Marigold

$ 36.00

Our first Plant Dye Kit is an invitation to return to an ancient medium, one that reminds us of the alchemy of nature and our undeniable connection to the earth. Dyeing your fabric with plants creates a beautiful color that is safe for the environment and connects us to cross-cultural ancestral traditions. 

About the Plant:

We began our endeavor with agriculture in 2017. We chose Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida) after Miranda worked with the plant in Oaxaca, where it grows wild in the valleys. Both the flowers and the plant itself yield color, with results ranging from vibrant yellow to rich ochre and green (with the help of iron). Grown 20 miles east of our Austin studio through regenerative agriculture and permaculture, the Berm Swale system that our Mexican Mint Marigold crops grew upon dramatically decreased the amount of water needed to nourish the plants. Their roots also helped to prevent erosion of the berm throughout the year. This dye plant helped to restore the nutrient balance of the clay soil on the farm where it was grown, priming it for future crop rotation to edible plants, all while sequestering carbon in the soil. We cannot wait to see what new life you create with the next cycle of this magical plant!

MATERIALS PROVIDED

Dried Mexican Mint Marigold Plant*

Aluminum Acetate (mordant)

Rubber bands

Gloves

Instructions

MATERIALS NEEDED

Large Stainless Steel Pot with Lid

Tongs/Metal Spoon

pH Neutral Detergent(ecos, Woolite, Seventh Generation)

Thermometer

*The amount of Mexican Mint Marigold included in this kit is enough to dye 12 oz of fabric (roughly two t-shirts or four bandanas/dish towels) a golden yellow. The more fabric you wish to dye, the lighter the shade will be. Your fabric can be old or new, just make sure it’s a natural fiber (cotton, linen, silk). If you would like to work with wool, we would recommend only doing so with skeins of yarn.

Where We Ship

We ship our apparel and home collection Domestically and Internationally.

For international orders, shipping is available via multiple carriers, with rates based on weight, speed and destination. Please note: custom duties may apply

Shipping Rates

We are offer free U.S. shipping on orders of $200 or more.

Shipping rates for Domestic orders under $200 are subject to carrier fees, and a few options will be available at checkout. We also offer a $10 USPS Priority Mail flat rate shipping option.

International shipping rates are subject to carrier fees and all available carriers will be displayed at checkout.

Exchanges & Returns

Returns for Store Credit or Exchanges are eligible for an extended 30-Day window, with free return shipping.

Returns for Refund are eligible with a 15-Day window, with the buyer paying the cost of shipping. 

Exceptions to our standard return policy:

Apothecary, Intimates, and Kitchen or other consumable products are final sale and non-refundable. 

 

Where Our Garments are Made

Our garments and accessories are cut and sewn in-house by our team in Austin, TX. Our colors are hand dyed using plant based pigments in-house in Austin, TX. Our black apparel is dyed using low impact dyes in Los Angeles, CA.

Garment Care

Find our complete Garment Care Guide here