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Living and Dying in Psychedelic Color: A Tie Dye Love Story

Some of the very first Jungmaven tees were tie-dyed, and to us this look will never go out of style. If it does, we will just wear it even more. From Deadheads to surfers to your wierd uncle– we can all connect over our shared love of psychedelic color bursts.

While made popular in the 60s, people have been experimenting with color and pattern dyes on their clothing for thousands of years using foraged plants, insects and minerals. Natural dye is much less toxic to our environment than synthetic industrial dyes, so we often collaborate with plant-dye artists to create limited editions that feature their creations with Nature’s endless color palette. You can also learn to dye your own pieces with some simple techniques. Hemp textiles last a very long time, so by learning how to use natural dyes you can up-cycle your old favorites with a burst of plant-based color.

Choosing hemp greatly reduces your impact on the environment, but learning basic natural dye techniques is the next step–empowering you to shift away from neon-toxic synthetics to Nature’s earth-healthy color palette. Our Jungmaven natural dye experts will be leading a workshop at the Trans Pecos Festival of Music + Love this September where participants can take home their own unique, custom-dyed Jungmaven tees (two for each participant included in the workshop). A limited number of tickets are available here.

Come learn how to dye our hemp tees with plant-based dyes in Marfa, TX at El Cosmico's Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love. Natural fibers are the best kind of fiber for natural dying, and we will be experimenting with dyes like Madder Root, Indigo and other foraged materials. And whether you meet us in Marfa or not, we also have several collaborations with Natural Dye artists in the works. Follow us on Instagram to stay informed–these will be limited editions with one-of-a kind pieces and will get snatched up quick.