Natural Dye Kits Now Available!

Dye your own bag kit

Dye your own ethically sourced cotton bag with our super simple kits. Natural dye kits! These kits contain simple instructions and all the ingredients you need to dye your own cotton drawstring bag. Each set of ingredients is ample for adding colour not only to the bag supplied, but also for dyeing/tie dyeing t shirts, … Read more

Introducing: The Lambkini!

Lambkini on male ready for the beach beachwear for men, made from sheepskin.

The Lambkini – Real Men Wear Wool. As summer approaches we’ll be asked if our wardrobe will embarrass us on the beach, or indeed if our own bodies are up to the task of laying in the sun and attracting a mate. Don’t hide indoors this summer, instead tan your hide with a luxurious longhaired … Read more

Sheepskin Seat Cover | Soft as a kitten, hard as nails

sheepskin seat cover on a motorbike

After an hour in the saddle without a sheepskin seat cover, many bikers experience ‘bikers bum’ and it can actually be quite sore. It’s not just that some bikers are more suited to a Nissan Micra¬†either, there’s nothing manly about ignoring the early signs of a pressure sore – quite the opposite. That’s why so … Read more

Dyeing With Lac

lac dye with barney removing water from cloth

Lac Dye is a fascinating product, made from insect secretion and harvested by inoculating trees with Kerria Lacca insects. Cultivation begins when a farmer gets a stick that contains eggs ready to hatch and ties it to the tree to be infested. Thousands of lac insects colonise the branches of the host trees and secrete … Read more

Why People Are Returning To Natural Dyes

Synthetic Dye Mauve can be replaced with natural Mimosa

The first synthetic dye ever discovered was mauve. Found accidentally by William Henry Perkin, who at just eighteen discovered a purple colour leaching out of some coal tar he was experimenting with. He spilt some alcohol and the resulting solution stained his silk scarf purple. This was in 1856 and some of Perkin’s dyed samples¬†remain … Read more

First Go At Dyeing With Mimosa

Despite selling the highest quality powdered inner root bark Mimosa, we hadn’t done any dyeing with it… until last weekend. With the delivery of a new set of natural dyes and life in general we hadn’t had a chance to get to the fun part; having a play around with the products themselves. We didn’t … Read more