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Collection: Madder Root Red

"The flower is very small and of a greenish yellow color. The root is cylindrical and fleshy  and of a reddish-yellow color." This is an excerpt from a speech on the madder plant given by scientist William Henry Perkins at the Royal Society of Arts in London on May 8, 1879.

Using madder root to dye fabric is an ancient practice. Madder dyed cloth dating to the 3rd millennium BCE has been discovered in one of the oldest and largest cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo-daro, located in modern-day Pakistan. Madder has also been found in Egyptian tombs dating to 1500 BCE and discovered in a paint-makers shop in the fossilized city of Pompeii.

This shade of red will turn heads with it's depth and richness. Chemical reds can't touch the beauty of this plant-based color. Like a softly scented red rose of olden days, you'll feel brilliantly radiant in our reds.

To learn more about our madder root collection, check out this page in our journal and read our Natural Dye FAQs.

3 products
  • Barcelona Pullover in Madder Root Red
    Barcelona Pullover ⁠in Organic Madder Root Red - Danu Organic
    Vendor
    Madder Root Red Naturally Dyed
    Regular price
    $180.00
    Sale price
    $180.00
  • Organic Cotton Thread in Red
    Organic Cotton Thread in Red - Danu Organic
    Vendor
    Fiberactive Organics
    Regular price
    $7.99
    Sale price
    $7.99
  • Vancouver Island Pullover in Organic Madder Root Red
    Vancouver Island Pullover in Organic Madder Root Red - Danu Organic
    Vendor
    Sally Fox's Colorganic® French Terry
    Regular price
    $185.00
    Sale price
    $140.00