Here at Grove Collaborative, we’re all for finding new uses for things you’d normally toss away — better for the planet and your wallet. So when we saw people dyeing clothes, linens, and other materials with plant-based dyes, naturally, we were curious. We turned to our compost bins, at-home gardens, spice racks, and CSA boxes to put natural tie-dye to the test, with some colorful results (and some epic failures). Here’s how you can tie-dye at home, from how to make vegetable dyes to the best way to get the perfect swirl pattern to how to avoid washing your results down the drain.
How to tie-dye clothes at home, naturally.
Last Updated: September 24, 2020
Our step-by-step breakdown of how to tie-dye your clothes with homemade dye from vegetables, spices, and other natural ingredients you’ll likely find around your house.