Dyes, particularly natural dyes, have held untold importance in our lives for thousands of years, providing not only aesthetic satisfaction but utilitarian uses as well. The oldest and most widely used dye is indigo, which has been used in India for the last four thousand years. Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants or minerals. Furthermore, biological sources such as vegetables and fungi provide most of the natural dye production. Natural dyes are derived from natural resources and based upon their source of origin, these are broadly classified as plant, mineral, and microbial dyes although plants are the major sources of natural dyes. The colours produced by natural dyes and pigments are vibrant. These are not only biodegradable but nontoxic and nonallergic too. Hence, it is much suitable for the environment and for use by people.
Natural dyes neither contain harmful chemicals nor carcinogenic components, common to artificial or synthetic dyes. By using natural dyes over these other choices, we are helping to preserve the environment and lowering human dependence on harmful products. Furthermore, the products used in producing natural dyes, particularly plants, produce no waste, unlike the products used in the synthetic dyeing process.
In the recent times sustainable clothing has been very popular among manufacturers and consumers. Textiles, second largest polluting industry is now working towards assessing the Life cycle of a product and shifting its objective to eco-friendly production.
SAAR Subansiri Handloom is situated in Assam, one of the states in North-Eastern Part of India, is blessed with innumerable known and unknown natural resources which can be used as natural dyes and extract many colours. We will always endeavour to produce and use various natural dyes in our products and also encourage our esteemed customers and future customers to use and support us in producing more and more natural dye-based products.