The Process

All items that are dyed through Articulated Studios are dyed using ethically-sourced, botanical dyes. Some of these dyes are purchased through third-party retailers and some of these dyes are created using items from the compost bin.
Prior to dyeing, all items are scoured using soda ash or Synthrapol. After being scoured, items are put into a mordant bath that uses alum acetate to ensure dye batches result in the most long-lasting and vibrant hues. 
Items are then put into the dye batch, and once the desired color is obtained, they are hung up to air dry. 
Select items are printed using fabric ink and linoleum blocks that Mary Kate has hand-carved with original artwork. 
Each item that Articulated Studios produces is the result of a long, slow process.