Kylie is a natural dyer and textile designer who creates colour from dye plants, floral waste and heritage dyes. She extracts natural pigment from a variety of dye plants and heritage dyes, like madder, indigo, barks, roots, floral or food waste and leaves. In her practice she hand-dyes cloth using a water saving technique called bundle-dyeing, shibori: a resist method to create patterns, vat dyes, direct dyeing, mordant dyes, and PH modifiers to shift colours.
Her practice supports sustainable fashion and interior collaborations, commissions, and unique bridal mementos. Hand-dyed products include a variety of silk scarves, slip dresses and kimonos.
Sustainability is particularly important to Kylie, since synthetic dyes pollute our waterways and synthetic fabrics shed microfibers that our skin absorbs, and these also end up in the sea via washing machines. She focuses on using natural fabrics like organic cotton, UK grown organic peace silk and deadstock fabrics.
All photo credits Cristina Schek.