We care deeply about the impact our products have on artisans, customers, and the environment. And this most certainly holds true when it comes to the dyes we use in our garments.
After all, our own kids and family members wear Misha & Puff, too! We care about what we're putting against our loved one's skin... and how anything we do affects the planet.
We use two types of dyes in our products: plant-based dyes and low-impact dyes.
Plant-based dyes are about as natural as you can get. Not to mention, they are simply lovely! We once visited the farm in Lima that makes our plant-based dyes, and our host put his hand into a dye bath and drank it. It was just mango! (Note: We do NOT recommend drinking dyes. We're simply illustrating how gentle plant-based dyes are.)
Low-Impact Industrial Dyes
When we use industrial dyes, we make sure they're "low impact." Low-impact dyes are still synthetic, chemical-based dyes. But they don't use the same toxic chemicals as conventional dyes.
Note: Oftentimes, low-impact dyes are referred to as "fiber-reactive dyes." Generally, this is accurate—most fiber-reactive dyes are considered low impact according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX. Fiber-reactive dyes that don't meet the standard usually have trace amounts of toxic metals.
Any synthetic dyes we use at Misha & Puff are certified low impact according to the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX.