The natural colouration of the fabrics consists in using medicinal plants that produce dye such as turmeric, pomegranate, indigo, aloe vera, madder, etc. These natural methods of giving colour are one of the most valuable inheritances that our ancestors left us. We combine ancestral techniques together with modern sustainable industrial production systems to produce a modern textile colouration alternative that is appropriate to the current quality standards of the market. The combination of organic fibres with natural dyes produces 100% biodegradable fabrics that both respect skin and are clean for the ecosystem. We back natural techniques that are sustainable and respect resources, in order to be in harmony with nature and its people.

The Dying Process

1. Desizing
This operation consists in the elimination of natural impurities from the fibres and oils resulting from the spinning of the fabrics. For this process, we use water and mineral salts.

2. Bleached
This process consists in bleaching fibres or fabrics to ensure the correct tonality. We wholly embrace biodegradable and chemical-free ancestral techniques in this process, such as solar exposure and the use of natural fertilizers.

3. Mordant
Natural dyes require certain fixatives that adhere to fibres and highlight their shine. The fibres are immersed in these products and through heat they absorb their properties, which protects them from discolouration and exposure to the sun. We exclusively use natural mordants such as Chebula, Rhubarb Leaves, Alum, Vegetable Oils, etc.

4. Dyeing
In Biocracia we dye our fabrics and threads by using Medicinal Plants, Minerals, Vegetable Oils, Sea Salt, etc. Our goal is to preserve all the possible properties of the plants, so we submerge the fibres in colouring baths without filtering the plants, following the traditions of our ancestors.

5. Finishes
Following the natural process we wash the fabrics in a solution of water, Aloe Vera and Castor Oil using manual rollers that stretch the fabric and prepare it. The process is then fnished by drying the fabric in the open air.

6. Recycling and Natural Compost
The true "recycling circle" is completed by using the remnants of the textile process as organic fertilizer. We flter the waters to use them in irrigation and use solid materials, for example, for compost.

Aspects of Natural Dyes

We recommend washing clothes with neutral detergents to preserve their colour and avoid the unnecessary use of chemicals. The presses can be washed by hand or in a washing machine, using a ‘delicate’ program, with cold water. They can also be dry- cleaned.

Bleach should not be used, nor should the fabric be squeezed. We recommend ironing the garment inside out.

Small colour variation is perfectly normal since these dyes are completely natural. These colour losses occur in the frst washings.

All colours except blue, white, and some pastel shades are sensitive to citrus, and so caution is advised.

It is advisable to wash the dyed clothes 3 to 4 times with Indigo (blue) to prevent storage marks as well as to protect them from direct sunlight.

Our Pantone references are very approximate but it is important to know that we work with plants and that they can vary slightly. However we are very proud of our range of colours because they cannot be imitated with current synthetic dyes.

Medicinal Dye Plants

BIOCRACIA is based on care of the Earth and the hands that work it. Our 100% organic fabrics are dyed with medicinal plants and are a new way of understanding the textile industry, based on the founding principles of ecology, ethics and sustainability.

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