Katie Wilkins is a natural dyer and founder of Studio Tinta, located in Newcastle, NSW. In her studio, she makes colour from locally-sourced botanicals and imbues their patterns and shades on natural fibres like silk, linen, hemp and organic cotton. Each colour is made locally using fresh and dried plant materials, non-toxic metal mordants, heat and water.
With a focus on sustainability and ethical production, Tinta makes naturally hand-dyed textiles to wear, sleep in and adorn your home with. All dyes are made from materials that are composted at the end of their life, many of which are food and floral by-products salvaged from landfill. All fabric is hand washed and line-dried, and used dye baths are saved for future use.
Our silk pillowcases are made at a family run manufacturing studio in Brunswick, Victoria which is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. They are then hand-dyed in Newcastle. Our silk eye masks and scrunchies are handmade with love in our own studio.
Tinta values transparency and honesty, and is proud to make sustainable and ethical textiles in collaboration with the natural environment. A combination of design and chemistry, Tinta textiles highlight the beauty and versatility of our renewable natural resources.
We operate on the land of the Awabakal and Worimi people. We respect and honour their elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that we are privileged to work, live and play here on land that was never ceded.
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