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About

Hello! I’m Sony, the woman behind Feathers and Stone. That's me in the blue singlet, learning the art of natural dyeing from the masters in India.
We're based in both New Zealand and Bali. Flying back and forth 2-3 times a year.
Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you stay awhile and more importantly, find within our products, that something special to complement your beautiful event. 
Sony learning natural handmade ribbon dying

  

OUR PHILOSOPHY


Our philosophy is simple, we’re making a conscious decision to be kinder to the environment, supporting artisans who create with purpose and saying no to mass production. Our ribbons, with subtle and unique imperfections created by human hands and natural ingredients, are more beautiful than superficially ‘perfect’ products - in our opinion, as with our handmade paper.

Unfortunately the worldwide industry standard dyeing process involves all sorts of nasty chemicals which are toxic and draining to the environment; using more energy, more water and producing more waste. The entire process has direct and distressing impacts on aquatic life; soil damage, global warming and lets not forget how harmful this is to the dye workers.

By purchasing our silk ribbons and handmade recycled paper you are contributing to a more sustainable, more ethical and more environmentally friendly business practice.

Natural Dye – Our natural dyeing process requires minimal amounts of water, no chemicals, salt or acids and our ribbons are air dried and then pressed. Our mindful process means we recycle our dye vat as many times as possible, producing 'limited' colour runs, hence the near impossible task of exact colour matching. And using plant materials to dye results in unique random markings on our ribbons which we love. You really are purchasing a one of a kind, slow crafted, lovingly made product.

Our beautiful and unique colours are derived from nature, and for colour fastness we use natural mordants. Using this process means we save huge amounts of water & electricity and cause no damage to the environment or ourselves and our customers. Yay us!