Low-impact dyes are dyes with a higher than average absorption rate (70%-80%, depending on the color). This means less water is required in the rinse process and less dye runs off in the water; therefore, the dyes have a lower impact on the environment. Low-impact dyes do not contain heavy metals (like chrome, copper and zinc), nor do they require toxic chemical mordants to fix them to the fiber. If you’re interested in the most eco friendly dyes we offer, please check out our Natural Dyes.
The Beauty of Hand Dyed Garments
Inconsistency and variations of color are to be expected and are part of the beauty of hand dying organic fabric. This means our colors will shift from dye bath to dye bath and from season to season, based on the specific conditions when each fiber was grown. It is truly our joy to honor the Nature of Nature by allowing her to speak through our clothing in this way. Thanks so much for joining us and we hope you enjoy your one of a kind Gaia Garment.
Variations in Color
Below are clothing images of our Fiber Reactive Dye Color options on a range of fabrics. For even more examples, click VIEW MORE IMAGES. We cannot create one color over another, or control how color may appear on your computer or mobile device’s screen, so please expect a slight variation of the colors shown below. Colors will always look different depending on your computer’s color settings, the setting of camera and light when image was taken, and your individual color perception.