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Mimosa Hostilis: Our Best Selling Product

Mimosa Hostilis inner root bark was our best selling product of 2018, and for good reason. It holds the purple crown in our natural dye collection, and customers return again and again for two main reasons:

I LOVE how fine the powder is, I actually broke a kitchen blender on some mimosa root bark from another supplier!

RJ, Port Talbot

It’s really important that the dye comes from the right part of the plant, inner root bark makes best colours 🙂

Sara, Kildare
Fine powdered Mimosa Hostilis inner root bark
Fine powder gives better colour extraction and is easier to work with

Mimosa hostilis inner root bark can be used to recreate authentic 17th and 18th century costume dresses. Customers also use mimosa on certain military uniforms and royal court costume recreations. We also supply folks who work our powdered inner root bark into leather to tan it.

Our Mimosa Hostilis is harvested from the right part of the plant (inner root bark). We grind this tough woody material for days at a time until the colour is bursting to get out. Not only this, but we only ever deal with the same highly skilled people who are dedicated to working in a sustainable manner. Order Mimosa Hostilis from Dartmoor Sheepskins today.

It’s been a wonderfully varied year at Dartmoor Sheepskins, we’ve developed new dyes and have been working with artisan makers creating natural wool and felt products, handmade soaps, leather shoes and boots, the list goes on. But most surprisingly, we also sent Madder and Turmeric dye to Farne Island to help the rangers tag baby seals to help with conserving the colony. More here…

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