Dying Clothes Naturally – Safe For Composting

I have a new project in my sights! Compostable biodegradable clothes. I am combining my love for composting and clothes together so I can live sustainably in style. The idea of wearing used clothes repulses me to my core. To me, wearing compostable clothes is the best eco-friendly solution!

I found the perfect jersey organic cotton fabric here in Texas:

https://sosfromtexas.com/collections/fabrics/products/organic-cotton-jersey-fabric

And the perfect (very expensive!) thread from The Netherlands:

https://organiccottonplus.com/collections/notions-thread/products/thread-natural

And I made the dye myself! I don’t trust the “eco-friendly” dyes they sell online, they have harmful metals in them like tin and led that could poison a compost pile! Only iron and alum are safe. For a nice pink, all you would need are some avocados and water. So many plants give nice colours, there are so many books all about that.

 

Here are my results:

This is how you would prepare the fabric: