Category Archives: natural dye

“There can be only one…”

Well, you CAN have more than one rug if you like, we don’t mind.

So, did we name our lovely new line of rugs after the worst film ever made, after an area of Scotland, or did we just use a random impressive sounding word?

Answers on a postcard to the usual address. There may be a prize!

You can see more of the Highlander here, along with our other styles.

If you mention Christopher Lambert I might give you 5% your order too.

Please feel free to visit us at www.therealrugcompany.co.uk

All the best
Stuart

Pure cashmere dyed with vegetable dyes

This is me , doing a bad impression of Marge Simpson..

The hat is a silly shape .. but i have to say it was not our design..

The important thing is that the wonderful colour comes from natural dyes, not synthetic swiss dyes. This gives it more depth. The other great thing about natural dyes is that they naturally complement each other. So wearing cashmere in a few different colours at the same time is easy.

This hat is pure cashmere, amazingly soft, and not available yet.

the vegetable dyed range of cashmere is available to wholesale customers and will be avilable to the public very soon at www.mypashmina.co.uk

BANAVATA – 80% Cashmere / 20% Bamboo


With our new range of 80% Bamboo / 20% Cashmere clothing about to be available – we have decided to use only natural dyes. (this is interesting in light of the project kilims..see next post). The problem with natural dyes is that to dye 1 kg of fabric, it costs more than twice as much as it costs with swiss dyes. However for the BANAVATA range, we think it is important to use the most ecological methods. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant around and extremely renewable … maybe the cashmere goats could eat it also. !