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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.

6 products
  • Barcelona Pullover
    Barcelona Pullover - Healthy, Sustainable Clothes by Danu Organic
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    $145.00
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    $145.00
  • Hida Mountain Pants
    Hida Mountain Pants - Healthy, Sustainable Clothes by Danu Organic
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    $190.00
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    $190.00
  • Cozy Pants
    Cozy Pants - Healthy, Sustainable Clothes by Danu Organic
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    $55.00
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    $55.00
  • Vancouver Island Pullover
    Vancouver Island Pullover - Healthy, Sustainable Clothes by Danu Organic
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    $150.00
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    $150.00
  • Headband
    Headband - Healthy, Sustainable Clothes by Danu Organic
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    $5.00
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    $5.00
  • Tomales Bay Pants
    Tomales Bay Pants - Healthy, Sustainable Clothes by Danu Organic
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    $180.00
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    $180.00