The Colour Lab
The Colour Lab gives textiles a second life by turning them into a new shade. We use traditional and modern techniques to color small batch garments, yardage for fashion, home decor, and fiber art. All color creations, multicolored or solid, come from plant based dyes.
This natural dye service was created to educate consumers, waste less, create a bit more harmlessly, and to serve our conscious community. We partner with local restaurants, flower shops, farmers, and herbalists to collect their food and floral scraps for dyeing.
This is an opportunity to give your linens, clothing, and any other fiber goods a sweet little botanical-pick-me-up!
¿How Does It Work?
It is as simple as 1) checking in on our current color blend 2) if you want something dyed that color drop us a line through the contact forum below 3) drop off or mail your threads to our studio 4) then pick up or wait for your threads to be delivered!
Winter Color Blend (Now through March 19, 2019)
Please consider the following before booking this service.
All items must be clean before they are delivered or dropped off.
Natural dyes work best with natural fibers. Before sending in your threads make sure they are 100% natural (silk, wool, cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo, jute, etc)
Dyeing with plant matter is a long layered process. This may take up to one month.
Botanical dyes are not as colorfast as chemical dyes. If you use oxygen cleaners or harsh detergents, they will fade more quickly. For best result use pH neutral detergents.
Our Riverview Station location is ONLY for pick up and drop off. DO NOT ship any items to this address. If you are not local, please contact us for an alternative address.
Label your items with your name, phone number, and email address when mailing or dropping off packages.
Items will be shipped back out to you once they are ready. If you are picking up, you will have up to 7 days to pick up your threads from the day you were notified. Otherwise they will be donated or re-purposed.
Pick Up & Drop Off
Monday - Friday // 11 am to 5 pm
191 Lyman Street // Studio 221
Asheville, NC, 28801