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Why on earth would you use filthy natural dye?

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Why on earth would you use filthy natural dye?

Natural dye is an excellent way to make a mess and stink out your house. It's more challenging and time consuming to create colourfast and deep shades than chemical dyes, and all things considered, it's more expensive than chemical dye. So why would you ever do it? Here's two reasons that were good enough for us: It's nice to the earth - and that feels goodAn most importantly: There's a certain magic about it. You never really know what you're going to get. It can produce unexpected results, and even have an uneven spread - and that's super exciting What is natural...

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How we chose canvas as the textile for our All Weather Dog Collars

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How we chose canvas as the textile for our All Weather Dog Collars

When Mel and I started sewing our first run of collars, we had a few metres of vintage floral denim in one hand, and some brass buckles in the other. A few drawings, some creative topstitching, and we were absolutely thrilled with the result. Working with interesting textiles is so exciting, and transforming them into unexpected things (like dog collars) brings a great deal of happiness to people, including ourselves. The Eureka Moment When our boy Pixel wears one of our Cafe Collars, people stop us in the street. They want to know how old he is, if he sleeps on our...

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