Based: Seattle, WA
Description: Kathy Hottori is the founder of Botanical Colors, who offers artisans and entire textile community a solution for otherwise toxic practices in the fabric dyeing world. Botanical Colors supplies an alternative for textile dyeing, using non-toxic, less water and biodegradable options. Botanical Colors offers wholesale services for bespoke natural dye production, custom dye patterning, custom color development and sampling. Botanical Colors works with skein, garment and short length fabric dyeing.
Botanical Colors specializes in offering natural dyes, sourced from plants, bark, roots and other natural materials that are GOTS-Organically certified. All colors are sustainably sourced, many of which are from agricultural and food waste. Botanical Colors offers many how-tos on their site, in-person workshops and guidance, consulting and support to small and up-and-coming natural dye houses.
Another aspect of the Botanical Colors' business is their intentional support of supporting their local community. In supporting the American Made movement in the textile world, they operate large and small production using American jobs.
Social Responsibility: Non-toxic, locally sourced materials,