Elin de Jong: The Rooftop Dye Garden

Elin has started her own research. Passionate about natural dyes and conscious and worried about current environmental issues – many of them related to the textile or fashion industry, she decided to start her own dye garden in Amsterdam. Elin wanted to know where all the beautiful colours come from, but also wanted to check how good it is for the environment to bring exotic plant powders to produce something pretty.

Acting as a laboratory for experimentation and research, the rooftop dye garden is now also a space for workshops and for the production of goods which are naturally dyed using the plants that Elin has selected. But creating your own dye garden presents lots of challenges and Elin is now aware of that and so she is ready to give lots of advice for the ones interested in starting their own garden.

Are you one of those who fancy having your own plants to create natural colours? Then don’t hesitate, get to know Elin through the Spring issue of No Serial Number Magazine. In her own words, this curious and practical researcher, tells her own experiences and provides recommendations.


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