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My favourite Dyer Masters

India Flint has developed, over many years, extraordinary techniques using vegetable dyes that she called "ecoprints". Her methods involve an absolute commitment to the environment and they have particularly affected me, such as the use of regional plants only. Her first book published in 2008 “Eco colour: botanical dyes of beautiful textiles” brought a new perspective on vegetable dyes including experimental practices. She is known for her colourful ecoprints from eucalyptus and her costumes for theater and dance. Today, India shares her teachings worldwide.


Michel Garcia has been working with vegetable dyes for long time. Well versed in both botany and green chemistry, he is involved in projects to help develop vegetable colours and dyes as well as prints for all kinds of natural fabrics. Founder of the Botanical Garden of Dye Plants in the Château de Lauris, he is also specialized in pigment and ink making and in developing branches of the production and transformation of dye plants. Michel Garcia, who is an accredited and  internationally-recognized trainer, also organises individual or group workshops on natural colours and dyes. He is the founder of the association Couleur Garance and its famous conservatory garden of dyes plants in Lauris, Luberon

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Bryan Whitehead teaches shiboris and katazome techniques and the indigo dye ! He is living in the mountains around Tokyo for 25 years. He raises silkworms, spines, dyes and weaves beautiful textiles. Bryan has extensive knowledge of Japanese culture and sharing generously. The place is unforgettable and the environment is equally important.

Some friends

- Batik and shibori workshops (for adults and children), personal creations: Martine Bourlée

- Anne-Sylvie Godeau produced in Belgium dye plants and in particular indigo. She has developed Lutea, a range of vegetable watercolors!

- Charlotte Marembert created Myrobolan, brand only with vegetable dyed wool

- Réalisation des tampons à impression et des bogolans:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

La cantate du chanvre for organic and ethical fabrics ce qui concerne l’éthique de nos textiles - France

Grande droguerie le Lion - Brussels

Maiwa - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

ASBL Chatura - Brussels

- Association Wervel working for a just and responsible farming - Brussels

- Afrika Tiss in Ouagadougou


Some history



Further readings on textile

- Detox campaign from Greenpeace

- Second Skin: choosing and caring for textiles and clothing, India Flint, 2011, Murdoch Books

- Vêtement: la fibre écologique, Myriam Goldmine et Claude Aubert, 2001, Terre Vivante

- Coton, des vies sur le fil: agriculture, environnement et conditions de travail, Stéphane Parmentier et Olivier Bailly, 2005, Oxfam Magasins du monde

- Toxiques alimentaires, Marie Langers et Dr Maurice Rabache, 2004, Librio Santé

- Voyage aux pays du coton, petit précis de mondialisation, Éric Orsenna, 2006, Fayard

- Du nylon et des bombes : DuPont de Nemours, le marché et l’État américain, Pap Ndiaye, 2001, Belin

- Fibres naturelles : le renouveau, in L’Ecologiste n°29 , 2009

Books about vegetable dyes

- Eco colour: botanical dyes of beautiful textiles, India Flint, 2008, Murdoch Books

- Stuff, steep + store, India Flint, 2013, Prophet of Bloom, Blurb

- Couleurs végétales, teintures, pigments et encres, Michel Garcia, 2002, Edisud

- Plantes colorantes, teintures végétales, le nuancier des couleurs, Michel Garcia et Anne-France Bernard, 2006, Edisud

- De la garance au pastel, le jardin des teinturiers, Michel Garcia et Marie-Françoise Delarozieres, 2002, Edisud

- Guide des teintures naturelles - Plantes à fleurs, Marie Marquet, 2011, Editions Belin

- Wild Color, the complete guide to making and using natural dyes, Jenny Dean, 1999, Watson Guptil Publilcations

- Le monde des teintures naturelles, Dominique Cardon, 2003, Belin

- Koekboya. Natural dyes and textiles, a colour journey from Turkey to India and beyond, Harald Bohmer, 2002, Remhob

- Colorants et tanins, ressources végétales de l’Afrique tropicale 3, PROTA, 2005, Blackhuis Publisher

- Bleus et ocres de Guinée, Teintures végétales sur textiles, Anne-Chantal Gravellini et Annie Ringuedé, Sepia 2005

- De toutes les couleurs, teinture de la laine à Bambois, Claudie et Francis Hunzinger, 1976, Stock

- Guide Delachaux des arbres d’Europe, Owen Johson et David More, 2004, Harper Collins Publishers