Our Dyeing Process Explained:
1.) Natural yarns and fabrics:
Ayurvedic Textiles is made using natural fibers like cotton/silk/linen/wool/bamboo/banana/lotus/nettle/hemp/jute/coir/aloevera etc.
We use 100% pure and organic cotton in making all our cotton products.
Synthetic fabrics and yarn will not take our dyes except lycra or spandex.
Why do we recommend pure and organic cotton?
For many centuries it is found cotton is best for human skin and it can absorb the natural shade of the herbs easily cotton is also very comfortable to the skin.
Pre-processing is a process where we remove the starch/gums/oils used in the process of making the yarn or Grieg fabrics.
In Synthetic Dyeing: Many synthetic wet agents and surfactants are used which have high viscosity and not eco-friendly.
In Ayurvedic Dyeing: We use natural soap nut / Fullers Earth / Ash water from banana waste for pre-processing.
Mordanting is a process where the fabrics are processed with mordant so there dyes intake will be more.
Synthetic Dyeing: Synthetic chemical mordant is used to get bright and colorfast shades which are not good for the human and environment as there involve toxic heavy metals.
Ayurvedic Dyeing: Natural mordant like myrobalam / jathi leaves/pomegranate rind is used
4.) Dyeing Process:
Synthetic Dyes: They use the chemical dyeing powder where many are banned for its toxicity and harm to living organisms.
Ayurvedic Dyeing: We use a combination of medicinal rich herbs which is good for the maker and user it also gives wellness to fabrics.
5.) Finishing & Softening:
Synthetic Dyes: Use chemical fixing and softening agent.
Ayurvedic Dye: Uses natural oil-based softner from coconut/Castrol oil and finishing is done with natural herbs.
6.) Gumming Process:
This is a unique process which is done after the dyeing process to make it more energetic so it can give more wellness to the users and also kind to skin.
There are many herbs which have anti-microbial/ anti-septic/ anti-viral / anti-bacterial properties the fabrics are infused in these herbs to make more energetic for the use.
"To revive the safe eco-friendly dyeing method to the modern textile, thus giving pure textiles to the users".
"To support farmers for cultivating of dye yielding herbs promote handloom weavers and allied industry.".
AyurFab Color Chart:
Name of the Herb
Three type of turmeric with combination of 7 herbs
Three type of tulasi with bringraj and onion skin combination of 7 herbs
Indigo leaves / indigo cake made from indigo leaves
Neem Leaves /bark/seed /onion skin
Pomegranate rind / myrobalam /
Vetiver - Brown
Vemgadam - Grey
Vembadam/karungali leaves /myrobalam with 7 herbs
Manjistha - Pink
Manjistha / Indian madder with 7 herbs
Kumkum - Merrown
Kumkum/sappan wood combination
Thripala - Kakhi
Natural - White
Sea Foam/Lime Stone
Natural - Black