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Purity and Process: Making colour with spring water from the Oare Marshes in Kent

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Purity and Process: Making colour with spring water from the Oare Marshes in Kent

The source of the yarn for the organic textiles, the choice of dye materials, the foraging sites and the water to make the natural colours are equally important for us at Juniper & Bliss in creating pieces that are “pure” to the core.   

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From Claret to Caramel: The Alchemy of Dyeing with Dahlias

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From Claret to Caramel: The Alchemy of Dyeing with Dahlias

Autumn is a treasure trove for natural dyers seeking shades of velvety caramel and nutty brown as an abundance of mature cones, seeds, barks and leaves are packed full of tannin during this season.

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Wearing zero-waste on your shirt sleeves: Is there a place for kitchen scraps in your wardrobe?

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Wearing zero-waste on your shirt sleeves: Is there a place for kitchen scraps in your wardrobe?

  The impact on the environment of our patterns of consumption (food, fuel and fashion) is complex. How to reduce food waste, amongst other changes in the way we live concern us all as we navigate the choppy waters of sustainability and mindful living. We know that fifth to a quarter  of the food bought by UK household consumers amounts to a staggering 70% of all food waste, whilst the remaining 30% is happening in the hospitality & food service (HaFS), food manufacture, retail and wholesale sectors.   At the same time, we are keenly aware of the environmental impact of fashion, especially...

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The Tiny Flower that Packs a Massive Punch: Natural Dye with Cow Parsley

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The Tiny Flower that Packs a Massive Punch: Natural Dye with Cow Parsley

 

With high drama and absolute decadence, the cow parsley ushers in the Summer Solstice, when the earth is at its closet point to the sun and every living thing on the face of the earth is soaked in light. It reminds us to rejoice and celebrate light. For natural dyers, the long days are for work, planning and preparing for the year ahead because once the heady show is over, so is our source of colour.

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The Organic Baby Nursery: Hand Made with Natural Colours from Locally Foraged Dye Plants

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The Organic Baby Nursery: Hand Made with Natural Colours from Locally Foraged Dye Plants

The pastoral provenance of wool from the sheep in the dales, spring water from the  marshes on the flight path of migratory birds, flowers from elegant herbaceous borders, coupled with a community of local knitters were all the ingredients we needed to launch our sustainable baby range. It is pure and simple.

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