Natural dyeing

For this reason, the Turks gained a prestigious position in the area of dying, and became world famous for their “Turkish Red” dye. The number of dye plants used worldwide is estimated to be around three or four hundred, and of these, around two hundred fifty are used in Turkey.

Three of the six different dye insects in the world thrive in Turkey as well. The sea shells used for dying are found in the Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Natural dyes do not pollute the environment. They are neither toxic nor carcinogenic, and some also have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Laboratory tests show that naturally-dyed products maintain these properties as well.