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To Dye For: A history of natural and synthetic dyes

To Dye For: A history of natural and synthetic dyes

The rules of society were far more complicated when color choices in textiles were a serious affair. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

From death penalties for wearing the wrong colour, to the invention the search for a cure for malaria, dyes have a colourful past The history and methods behind fabric dying From Ancient Egypt to the modern day – for over 4000 years mankind has been brightening up clothing with natural and synthetic dyes. Throughout the ages adding individuality to clothing with colour has been used to denote gender, status and allegiance. It started with natural mineral and plant dyes, but with the discovery of synthetic dyes came a plethora of colour choice. We take a deeper look into the […]

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