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Two palettes, one green + blue (pomegranate/indigo) the other a true mix - check out the video on our feed a few posts back. Working purely with plant dyed colour has given us an appreciation for subtle difference in colour. It's incredible how plant dyed colour changes when placed next to other shades. This is why we are so enjoying developing our series of palettes. . We finished work 45 minuets early today too visit one of our pregnant AMMAs in hospital. Her due date was yesterday, but she is having a few complications as the baby is so small. Our hearts are with her, and we hope that the visit from the whole AMMA team gave her some added strength. . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #mothermade #plantdye #plantpower #textilelove #botanical #consciousconsumer #makersgonnamake #socialenterprise #socialjustice #womeninbusiness #textiles #textiledesign #colourpalette #interiors #interiordesign #makersgonnamake #sustainability #sustainableliving #cotton #fabric #craftmanship #handmade #handdyed #simpleliving #ethicalbusiness

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Our large plant dyed ๐ŸŒฑ throws start out as digital design layouts. We find this a helpful way to gather our ideas and most essentially work out how much of each colour we need to dye. Preparing the fabric + boiling up the plant dyes is the most time consuming part of our process. It takes days. Not dyeing enough fabric is ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธso frustrating and puts us days behind our schedule. Working with plant dyes has taught us a whole heap about planning, recipes and organising. It dosent always come naturally, but thankfully it does to our new workshop manager Meena, who along with her white board is keeping record like a superstar โญ๏ธ. . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #plantdye #plantpower #naturaldye #botanical #socialenterprise #socialjustice #textiles #textiledesign #handmade #handdyed #womensempowerment #consciousconsumer #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #dyer #designprocess #designer #workshop #liveauthentic #interiordesign #interiors #sustainableliving #sustainability #colourpalette #simpleliving

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Our plant colour chart is up in the workshop. A small example, the variations are huge and we never see the same shade twice. . . It's been a busy full first week working in our new workshop. Already we feel we are making our best work yet in a space which allows us to think and create more freely. Happy it's Friday, a few days off with only some avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘ to boil up. . A huge thankyou to all those who have supported and shared our fundraiser to help fix Landts roof! Your all stars! Link in bio if you want to contribute. ๐Ÿ’™ . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #colourpalette #plantdye #naturaldye #botanicalcolour #beauty #simplicity #makersmovement #handmade #handdyed #socialenterprise #socialjustice #womensempowerment #dyer #workshop #consciousconsumer #makersgonnamake #sustainableliving #sustainability #interiordesign #interiorstyling #homedecor #textiles #textiledesign

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We started piecing together this jigsaw of a patchwork today for an individual commission. #indigo blue and pomegranate green are difficult colours to achieve naturally. Pomegranate shifts drastically with the water quality and indigo is a whole different set of rules especially when you make an organic vat without the chemicals. Kogilavari stands outside the AMMA workshop ๐Ÿƒin front of a plant that bares a fruit similar to a potato (apparently) which looks nothing like a potato. Maybe I was lied to? . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #textiles #textiledesign #plantdye #plantpower #naturaldye #botanicaldye #colourpalette #patchwork #quilt #throw #homedecor #interiordesign #interiors #socialenterprise #socialjustice #craftmanship #handmade #handdyed #dyer #sustainableliving #sustainability #consciousconsumer #buylocal #womensempowerment #makersmovement #makersgonnamake . .

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New post sharing our journey from damp little garage workshop to something so much better. We've discovered a lot this week. How wellbeing and workspace are so tightly woven, especially in a creative business. Link in bio, have a read and let us know if you relate. . . #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #socialenterprise #plantdye #wellbeing #workshop #simpleliving #lifestyle #simplicity #sustainability #sustainableliving #plantpower #handmade #handdyed #dyer #creativebusiness #womensempowerment #craftmanship #textiles #textiledesign #liveauthentic #makersgonnamake #workspace #naturaldye #blog #blogger #consciousconsumer #buylocal #eco #srilanka

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Palette One // Framed collection of plant dyed colours. (Eucalyptus leaf, nelli fruit, tea waste, madder root). Hand stitched to handmade board in our highland workshop. Our new collection of plant dyed colour palettes will be launching on our website soon with accompanying quilts. . . . #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #colourpalette #plantdye #naturaldye #botanical #handdyed #handmade #makersmovement #art #design #homedecor #interiordesign #socialenterprise #makersgonnamake #sustainableliving #sustainability #ethicalliving #liveauthentic #mothermade #craft #simpleliving #simplicity #textiles #textiledesign

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Our little courtyard captured during a glimpse of sunshine yesterday. Moving into a new workshop has made us realise how important the work environment is to creativity and wellbeing. This small piece of outdoor space will allow us to grow a few marigolds, and work outdoors when the weather is good. We hope this new space will allow us to host more plant dye workshops, and increase our production and employment in the area. How has your workspace effected your wellbeing? . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #workspace #workshop #wellbeing #creativebusiness #courtyard #greenery #plantdye #naturaldye #socialenterprise #socialjustice #textiles #textiledesign #homedecor #interiordesign #womensempowerment #sustainability #sustainableliving #slowliving #beauty #dyersofinstagram #handmade #handdyed #craft #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #simplicity #liveauthentic

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PALETTE ONE // Made up of plants high in natural tannin, tea, eucalyptus leaf, nelli fruit. This quilt is one of our first samples photographed outside our little highland workshop in which tomorrow will be our last day before relocating to something a bit bigger. This sample is currently with a shop in Colombo for them to review and see if it could work in their retail space. We haven't put much time into seeking out retail stockists, it's taking a while for us to build up stock with products we feel really proud of. โ•โž–Also, I just realised I've been spelling 'palette' as 'pallet'! And none of you have corrected me! Super dyslexic, if you haven't realised! โž– . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #colourpalette #plantdye #naturaldye #botanical #colourpalette #quilt #throw #homedecor #interiordesign #socialenterprise #socialjustice #sustainability #sustainableliving #textiles #textiledesign #makersmovement #dyer #handmade #dyersofinstagram #handdyed #liveauthentic #simplelife #nontoxic #plantpower

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PALLET THREE // indigo, pomegranate. It's been a year since we first started experimenting with indigo, we didn't want to use the traditional chemical method but opt for the organic fruit vat method and pictured are the results. Although the monsoon rains can be really difficult, they make for interesting dyeing - this time last year was the first time we witnessed green from pomegranate skins and it's happened again! Such a beautiful treat. . Today and yesterday we visited our AMMAs homes. Take a look at our story for pictures. It was a really mixed time, great to see the whole family, sit and have tea but challenging to see the conditions they live in on Sri Lanka's tea estates. It made the purpose of AMMA seem even more essential and a reminder that pretty colours, however natural are primarily a means to an end. . . #openyoureyes #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #tea #textiles #plantdye #naturaldye #botanical #colourpallet #dyer #dyersofinstagram #handdyed #handmade #craftmanship #sustainability #sustainableliving #socialjustice #socialenterprise #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #indigo #blue #green #consciousconsumer #homedecor #interiordesign #nontoxicliving #plantpower #womensempowerment

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Pallet One // today one of our AMMAs stitched this plant dyed pallet to some beautiful recycled paper, take a look at our stories to see what happened next! . . This pallet focuses on colours from plants high in tannin, such as Nelli, tea and eucalyptus leaf. Our pallets series is our new way of working. Organising our plant dyed fabrics into collections. . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #mothermade #pallet #plantdye #naturaldye #botanical #textiles #textiledesign #art #socialenterprise #socialjustice #handdyed #handmade #dyer #dyersofinstagram #craftmanship #simplelife #simpleliving #interiordesign #homedecor #simplicity #graphic #sustainability #sustainableliving #design #makersmovement #makersofinstagram #makersgunnamake

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PALLET ONE// Saturday morning stitching. Our town has had long power cuts this week, Monday - Wednesday saw little progress with the workshop shut. The joyous news that we sign the agreement on our new workshop this coming Thursday is over shadowing any frustrations. We also welcome our new workshop manager on Monday, it feels like big changes are all coming at once, so some peace playing with colours makes for a grounded weekend. . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #plantdye #naturaldye #collage #colourpallet #colour #botanical #plantpower #socialenterprise #socialjustice #craft #textiledesign #textiles #surfacepattern #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #sustainability #nontoxicliving #slowliving #simplicity #detail #womensempowerment #sewing #workshop #purposefulliving #designermaker #creativeprocess #workinprogress

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Love this collection of images shared by @thekipsrilanka of our collaborative 'open your eyes' natural dye workshop. We had a really wonderful time, and are planning on running more from our highland workshop along with returning to the kip in the future . . Today we had our wonderful AMMA 1st birthday celebration, everyone was invited to our founders house for rice curry and cake. Wearing their best outfits and singing happy birthday in the park around the cake was a huge highlight! . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #workshop #textiles #textiledesign #dyersofinstagram #makersmovement #slowliving #simplelife #srilanka #beauty #simplicity #plantpower #consciousconsumer #craft #handmade #handdyed #socialenterprise #socialjustice #womensempowerment #sustainability #sustainableliving #buylocal #purchasewithpurpose

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Team AMMA! This coming week we are celebrating birthdays, new baby's and 1 year of our workshop being open... to top it all off we have our new workshop manager starting on Friday! . To share a little more about our #mothermakers.. they are all aged between 23 - 29, for our youngest, working at AMMA is her first job, and the others have worked previously in garment factories, tea plantations and nursing but all gave up work to have and raise their children. All live on the tea estates surrounded by extended family. They are all incredibly hard working, committed and loyal. What stars! โญ๏ธ . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #plantdye #openyoureyes #team #textiles #textiledesign #sustainability #sustainableliving #mothermakers #naturaldye #plantpower #socialenterprise #socialjustice #womensempowerment #makersmovement #consciousconsumer #community #sustainablefashion #simpleliving #liveauthentic #craftmanship #handdyed #handmade #dyer #botanical #creativebusiness

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Pallet Two // playing with colour this morning with our madder root pallet. See the accompanying Quilt on our feed a few images back. We've been experimenting with stitching and hanging, and how to present these collages of plant dyed cotton. What's your preference?... stitched to recycled paper as in the previous image or hanging (from a much nicer than shown rod)??? Let us know! . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #openyoureyes #colourpallet #plantdye #naturaldye #concept #composition #design #dyersofinstagram #handmade #handdyed #craftmanship #sustainableliving #simpleliving #consciousconsumer #purchasewithpurpose #buylocal #interiordesign #homedecor #wallhanging #textiledesign #mothermade #natural #simplicity #home #interiorinspo #workshop

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Pallet One // work in progress, this pallet focuses on plants high in tannin like eucalyptus, tea, nelli and pomegranate. One of the first samples from our developing artwork - cotton plant dyed, recycled paper hand stitched. Forming the foundation to our Quilts. . . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #pallets #openyoureyes #plantdye #naturaldye #collage #quilt #artwork #botanical #recycled #cotton #handmade #handdyed #concept #textiledesign #textiles #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #sustainability #sustainableliving #colour #slowliving #simpleliving #contempoaryart #interiordesign #homedecor #home

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We've been working on the first two of our pallet quilts. This is no.2, with a focus on the madder plant ๐ŸŒฑ still awaiting embroidery, work in progress. The rains have arrived up here in the highlands, and a quilt feels very needed - it's hard to imagine that other parts of the island are still sunshine hot. โ˜€๏ธ . . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #plantdye #naturaldye #botanical #plantpower #madderroot #textiledesign #textiles #sustainability #socialenterprise #openyoureyes #interiordesign #homedecor #handmade #handdyed #beauty #simplicity #consciousconsumer #purchasewithpurpose #buylocal #mothermade #design #craftmanship #colourpallet #concept #colour #designermaker #simpleliving #makersmovement

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Lovely mothers - you do a fantastic, incredibly important job and at AMMA we think your worth celebrating everyday of the year, so much so we named our social enterprise after you! At AMMA we employ five mothers aged 23 to 29, and provide flexible working hours around the school timetable. Our mother makers work to provide a better more secure future for their children. This photo is of one of our new mother makers, who is in the midst of her sewing and plant dye training at the AMMA workshop. . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #mothersday #womensempowerment #mothermaker #openyoureyes #colour #sustainability #socialenterprise #simplelife #textiles #textiledesign #handmade #meetthemaker #handyed #dyer #craftmanship #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #plantpower #consciousconsumer #makersmovement #liveauthentic #beauty #srilanka #jobcreation #ngo

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Pallets Three // "Since launching AMMA in May 2017 we have been refining our creative process with the aim of placing our dye process and natural colours at the centre of what we do and all that we make." Pallets, a new way of working from AMMA, coming soon, visit the link in our bio to find out more. . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #plantdye #openyoureyes #sustainability #naturaldye #botanical #makersmovement #consciousconsumer #socialenterprise #textiles #textiledesign #livesimply #simplelife #fineart #design #colour #handdyed #handmade #craftmanship #workshop #makersmovement #simplelife #simplicity #liveauthentic #purchasewithpurpose #purposfulbusiness

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Team AMMA including our two newest mother makers who are deep into their training with us. Fact, our workshop is too small, we don't have enough chairs and we sit around the freezer for our tea break. โ˜บ๏ธWe're on the lookout for the perfect space to move into but for the next few months it's going to be a full workshop as we transition our new makers in and prepare for the two new babies arriving in July! . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #socialenterprise #teamwork #mothermaker #openyoureyes #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #colour #textiles #textiledesign #create #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #simplelife #growslow #sustainability #consciousconsumer #liveauthentic #plantpower #craftmanship #designer #workshop

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We've been adding and subtracting and working out what it takes to sustain AMMA as a self sufficient social enterprise. It all seems so simple when you put it in picture form. Although making tote bags isn't our final vision, it's turning out to be a great way of funding AMMA whilst we sort out the daily grit of growing a business and shifting into making our own products. If your a person? Or a business and need some plant dye in your life drop us a mail, your order makes a big impact! . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #socialenterprise #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #handmade #handdyed #sustainability #selfsufficient #startup #graphics #wholesale #consciousconsumer #purchasewithpurpose #liveauthentic #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #simplelife #story #newbusiness #womensempowerment #ngo #craftmanship #product #simplicity #business #socialjustice #inspiration

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The humble plentiful and powerful eucalyptus leaf ๐Ÿƒ that fills the workshop with a sweet smell every time we use it. Our little highland town is surrounded by the majestic trees so you don't need to go far before you find a fallen branch. Over the last year the leaf has given us a range of colours heavily dependent on the water quality. Currently we use it in our mordanting process as it's high in tannin and helps brighten and hold our onion skin, turmeric and madder root dyes. I love the sounds on this video.... birds, machines and the radio from the kaddy next door! . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #plantpower #eucalyptus #leaf #consciousconsumer #sustainability #foraging #makersmovement #socialenterprise #mothermade #simplelife #everydayeverywhere #handdyed #handmade #craftmanship #dyer #creativeprocess #liveauthentic #purchasewithpurpose #colour #interiordesign #homedecor #textiles #textiledesign

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The Meandering Quilt, named after the gentle watermarks fluently gifted by the plant dyes ๐ŸŒฑ. One of a kind and available in our online shop (link in bio.) Dyed using eucalyptus leaves, nelli and madder root with plant dyed hand embroidery. Mother made in our Highland workshop. . . We took some time after our botanical workshop last month to photograph this quilt @thekipsrilanka, an incredible peaceful setting that suited the AMMA ethos so perfectly. . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #slowliving #handmade #handdyed #interiordesign #interiors #homedecor #elledecoration #dipdye #colour #dyer #textiles #textiledesign #simplelife #liveauthentic #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #mothermade #oneofakind #art #textiledesign #consciousconsumer #purchasewithpurpose #buylocal #sustainability #sustainabledesign #craftmanship

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Recently at AMMA we have started working with yarn, we have seen more people enquire about sourcing naturally dyed yarn, and we much prefer dyeing yarn over fabric. The first image is of raw cotton hanks dyed using Nelli and madder root.๐ŸŒฟ . The second image is of an exciting collaboration with @suzannajames knitwear, who posted us some beautiful British alpaca wool to dye a golden yellow ochre. Dyeing wool is vastly different to cotton, wool reacts to sharp increase in temperature, so you have to gently introduce it to warmer water. The great thing about working with wool is that it absorbs natural colour much more easily than cotton. Suzanna spends a lot of time sourcing the most ethical and responsible yarn to produce the most transparent knitwear around. What a joy to work with her! . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #yarn #alpacawool #cotton #plantdye #plantpower #naturaldye #botanicaldye #craftmanship #socialenterprise #sustainablefashion #sustainability #slowliving #slowfashion #fashrev #textiles #textiledesign #consciousconsumer #womensempowerment #socialjustice #handdyed #handmade #dyer #simpleliving #simplelife #makersgunnamake #makersmovement

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We've been thinking a lot about fashion revolution week here at AMMA, where we fit into it and what approach to take in making a stand for an issue close to our hearts. This blog post (link in bio) outlines our thoughts - with a particular focus on the Sri Lankan hill country where we work, and the migration of the younger generation of women turning to garment work over tea picking. When we did the maths we realised that 40% of the mothers working at AMMA have previously worked in garment factories. . . If you want to find out more about what's happening in Sri Lanka regarding #fashionrevolution you can check out the local campaign @fashrevsl . . #blog #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #socialenterprise #socialjustice #campaign

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๐ŸŒฟNatural colour pallets, extracted from plants, flowers and food waste. . . The AMMA workshop opens back up next week after two weeks holiday over the new year. My mind has been on other things and having some space to process the next stages of AMMA has been really beneficial and renewing. This month marks AMMAs 1st birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ a year full of overcoming challenges, new friends, joys and frustrations. It feels a bit of a relief to know we are still going, still paying wages and still creating. . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #1year #socialenterprise #colourpallet #pantone #handdyed #plantdye #botanicalcolour

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We had the most wonderful time @thekipsrilanka for the first @amma_srilanka botanical dyeing workshop. It was a treat and an honour to share what we have discovered about plant dyes with a group of like minded people in the most beautiful setting. True joy. ๐ŸŒฟ . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #plantdye #thekipsrilanka #naturaldye #workshop #openyoureyes #botanicalcolour #textiles #handdyed

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We got a little excited that we get to run a botanical dye workshop on Sri Lanka's south coast on Sunday with our lovely friends @thekipsrilanka so before packing these treasures in my bag I thought I'd let you all enjoy the beauty that nature gives ๐ŸŒฟa few fabric swatches, tools and dye stuff that keep me motivated to do what we do. . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #socialenterprise #botanicaldye #plantdye #naturaldye #ecocolour #plantpower #colour #fabricswatch #liveauthentic #create #tools #creativeprocess #naturalbeauty #inspiration

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On Saturday we celebrated the end of term and the Sinhala + Tamil New Year with the AMMAs their children and @childactionlanka Nuwara Eliya pre school. The mums and dads turned up early to build the traditional games and everyone looked beautiful wearing their best outfits. . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #celebration #newyear #community #socialenterprise #ngo #womensempowerment #socialjustice

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One of our sweet AMMAs has spent the week embroidering this new blanket. She's done a beautiful job. It's dyed using madder root, Nelli and eucalyptus leaf ๐Ÿƒ with madder root cotton embroidery. I love the water marks of the red on the grey Nelli, it's all part of the process. . . We finished off in the workshop today before a two week break over the Sinhala + Tamil New Year. . We will be on the south coast next Sunday running a dyeing workshop with @thekipsrilanka come and join if you interested in learning more about what we do. Happy Friday all, we sure are happy our weekend doesn't stop at Sunday! . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #socialenterprise #plantdye #naturaldye #botanicaldye #handmade #handdyed

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New post up on the blog. I (Josie) have written about our journey of starting AMMA and our relationship with Sri Lanka. (Link in bio) I hope it gives you an insight and better understanding of why we are here doing what we are doing. I've been holding off writing about our personal story, but it felt like a good time and it all kinda fell out. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸƒEnjoy! . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #blog #newpost #textiles #textiledesign #naturaldye #plantdye

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"Today it is as relevant as ever to provide jobs and good incomes for women in rural areas, as this helps keep families together and the children educated and nurtured" pg 107 Slave To Fashion by Safia Minney @slavetofash . . Reading this gives confidence and comfort that AMMAs ethos to work amongst women in rural locations is the way to go. ๐Ÿ™Œ Textiles can bring change! . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #sustainability #socialenterprise #womensempowerment #slowfashion #buylocal #ethicalbusiness

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Our harbour blanket outside the workshop it was made in, held by the AMMA who made it. ๐ŸƒThis one was just sent to its new home, but were busy crafting the next one. We have some smaller 'child' sized ones up on the web shop. Naturally dyed using eucalyptus leaves, Nelli, madder root and onion skins. ๐ŸŒฟ gentle soft and toxic free. Hand embroidered, stitched and dyed by our wonderful team of mother makers. . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #socialenterprise #plantdye #naturaldye #botanical #handmade

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A little snippet of dyeing with madder root. Our local park has a herb garden containing a madder plant ๐ŸŒฑ proof it grows in up country Sri Lanka! This morning we planted some marigolds lining the ledge outside the office - they give a wonderful deep orange ๐ŸŠdye. We have been inspired lately to use the space we have available to us. A small yellow back room (pictured) has been cleared out and now acts as our second dye room. Expansion doesn't always mean a big new building, but increasing our production with what we already have. . . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #naturaldye #botanicaldye #plantdye #socialenterprise #plantpower #workshop #textiles

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We are so excited to join @thekipsrilanka for their slow Sunday workshops. We will be teaching a natural dye class, which will cover the basics, a few different dye techniques + you'll make one of your own square bandanas to take home & remind you of all you've learnt. Spaces are limited, so hop over to the kips Instagram page to book your slot. We don't do workshops often, but this felt to special to resist! . . Thankyou to everyone who tagged, liked and followed us throughout our giveaway. We have our winner @skethany_bruce ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒธ . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #masterclass #workshop #naturaldye #srilanka #plantdye #botanical #plantpower #thekipsrilanka #collaboration #textiles #textiledesign #slowliving #slowfashion #sustainableliving #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #joinus #treatyourself #liveauthentic #handmade #handdyed #socialenterprise #womensempowerment

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The gentle colour of our harbour + little harbour blankets. True Sunday feelings. All naturally dyed using a base of Nelli and eucalyptus. Find out more about the process behind these blankets on the AMMA blog. (Oh! They are also for sale on our webshop - link in profile... we gotta keep our mother makers working!) . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #socialenterprise #mothermade #handmade #handdyed #makersmovement #interiordesign #interior #homedecor #decoration #slowliving #sustainableliving #purchasewithpurpose #nontoxictextiles #textiles #textiledesign #workshop #beauty #womensempowerment #consciousconsumer #kinfolk #throw #quilt #blanket #createeveryday #craftmanship

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Our new online shop is live! (Link in profile)๐ŸŒป it's taken us some time to build a selection of products that we are proud of and feel reflects AMMAs natural colour focused aesthetic. Our shop is a collection of products like this image of our 'little harbour blanket' ๐Ÿคš quilted by our trusty mother maker Landt. Check out our latest blog post to discover more about the making process. . . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #plantpower #handmade #handdyed #purchasewithpurpose #newproduct #socialenterprise #socialjustice #sustainability #sustainableliving #homedecor #interiordesign #interiors #textiledesign #textiles #craftmanship #quilt #throw #blanket #workshop #mothermade #slowliving #makersmovement #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #liveauthentic #design

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You can now pick up AMMA naturally dyed tote bags, pouches and bandanas @cafekumbuk in Colombo. HOORAY! Cafe kumbuk are our first stockist! It feels right seeing as they have been such a huge support of AMMA since the very beginning. . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #stockist #brand #naturaldye #botanical #plantdye #plantpower #sustainableliving #slowfashion #slowliving #sustainability #socialenterprise #socialjustice #mothermade #colombo #handmade #handdyed #dipdye #textiledesign #cotton #craftmanship #womensempowerment #cafekumbuk

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A little look into our workshop, a practical space that has allowed AMMA to employ its first 3 mothers. We know we won't be here forever, but it's serving us well and when a bigger space comes along we sure will appreciate it. Start small, establish a good foundation, and grow from there. . . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #socialenterprise #naturaldye #ecodye #plantdye #workshop #behindthescenes #marchmeetthemaker #textiledesign #textiles #fabric #studio #mothermade #designermaker #liveauthentic #slowliving #slowfashion #purchasewithpurpose #consciousconsumer #womensrights #womensempowerment #startsmall #culture #sustainability #sustainableliving #workspace

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We loved working on this project with @wunderworkshop โ˜€๏ธ when you order their Golden Turmeric CBD oil it comes with an AMMA made turmeric pouch handcrafted by our wonderful team of mother makers. Their ethically sourced turmeric is grown locally in ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri Lanka. . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #collaboration #healthyliving #wellness #slowliving #sustainableliving #ethical #purchasewithpurpose #naturaldye #turmeric #plantpower #botanical

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Anyone with a blue wall in your ๐Ÿก... I think this new AMMA embroidered cushion would look just perfect. Our whole making process takes place in our highland workshop - Hand dyed using plants ๐ŸŒฑ (madder root & Nelli.) hand sewn and embroidered by our glorious team of mother makers. This design has evolved over time, we started making split colour cushions from the get go, as natural colours compliment each other so effortlessly- but the addition of embroidery is new, and this hand skill allows us to provide more flexible work to our mothers, giving them a greater opportunity to earn a good wage. . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #socialenterprise #naturaldye #plantdye #plantpower #purelyplants #craftmanship #embroidery #homedecor #interiordesign #slowliving #sustainableliving #womensempowerment #purchasewithpurpose #design #colour #makersmovement #makersgunnamake #socialjustice #handmade #handdyed #buylocal #botanical #nontoxictextiles #eco

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Ochre ๐Ÿƒ Bandanas washed, pressed + awaiting hemming & embroidery. We get this rich gold ๐Ÿ‚ colour from locally foraged eucalyptus leaves and onion skins kindly donated by the grand hotel, nuwara eliya. The embroidery will be dyed using Nelli a fruit high in natural tannins and then sewn and finished by our wonderful team of mother makers, up here in the Sri Lankan Highlands. . . . #naturaldye #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #bandana #scarf #botanical #foraged #repurposed #nowaste #textiles #textiledesign #sustainablefashion #sustainableliving #slowfashion #slowliving #simplicity #simplelife #minimalism #handmade #purchasewithpurpose #plantpower #plantdye #craft #womensempowerment #socialenterprise #socialjustice #liveauthentic #makersmovement #mothermade

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Today we held interviews at the AMMA workshop to find 2 new mothers to cover maternity leave. One of the women said how unusual she found our questions.... instead of focusing on qualifications and experience we asked about life goals, commitment and desire to learn. We believe that employing wisely looks like taking on the most enthusiastic and loyal. ๐Ÿ“ท - a selection of AMMA fabrics, each in their own place. . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #naturaldye #ecodye #botanical #socialenterprise #layout #colour #fabric #textiledesign #designer #maker #create #craft #handmade #handdyed #buylocal #plantdye #purelyplants #purchasewithpurpose #goodbusiness #socialjustice #consciousconsumer #sustainablefashion #sustainableliving #slowfashion #slowliving #ethics #ethos #mission .

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We've been doing some maths - it takes us 52 hours from raw fabric to finished shawl. This includes 44 hours of mordanting + dyeing and 1.5 hours of hand embroidery. We then calculated washing, ironing, sewing + finishing into the process. Our 3 colour shawls take even longer! #slowfashion . . #ammatextiles #ammasrilanka #sewing #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #sustainablefashion #sustainableliving #craftmanship #makersmovement #workshop #consciousconsumer #purchasewithpurpose #ethicalfashion #buylocal #mothermade #socialenterprise #socialjustice #womensempowerment #craft #create #design

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How To: Bandanas & Shawls....a few suggestions on how to wear our products (but we know you already know, you creative bunch!) . Featuring, our petal print bandana in purple & ochre leaf shawl dyed using eucalyptus leaf + onion skin (with a Nelli dyed embroidered recipe.)Soon to be available via our webshop. Soon very soon! . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #naturaldye #botanical #plantdye #petalprint #nowaste #recycled #sustainability #sustainablefashion #graphic #illustration #slowliving #slowfashion #colour #craftmanship #handmade #socialenterprise #socialjustice #dyer #maker #makersmovement #sustainableliving #consciousconsumer #buylocal #womensempowerment #purchasewithpurpose #purelyplants #product #accessories

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It's been a beautiful โ˜€๏ธweekend up here in the Sri Lankan highlands, so we took the opportunity to start photographing our new products [ready for our online shop which we plan to launch beginning of March,ready for spring]๐Ÿคž๐ŸŒธ. This shot of our shawls was one of our favourites, we love how natural colours always compliment each other! . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #naturaldye #plantdye #eco #botanical #slowfashion #slowliving #consciousconsumer #purchasewithpurpose #sustainablefashion #sustainableliving #handmade #mothermade #dyer #workshop #textiledesign #textiles #designer #socialjustice #socialenterprise #womensempowerment #shawl #nontoxic #powerofplants #beauty #accessories #spring #maker

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These pastels, all dyed with purely plants ๐ŸŒฑ madder root, Nelli (Indian gooseberry) eucalyptus leaf ๐Ÿƒ- all carry huge health benefits for your skin and used frequently in #ayurvedic medicine. We also have a brilliantly bright eucalyptus and onion skin ochre scarf fresh out the dye pot that I can't wait to share with you all! . . We have also updated our website blog, with a wonderful guest piece written by @sascha_pare who spent a few weeks working with us and came up with the brilliant embroidered 'recipes' you can see at the bottom of our scarfs ๐ŸŒปlink in profile. . . #ammasrilanka #ammatextiles #plantdye #naturaldye #ecocolour #purelyplants #sustainablefashion #sustainability #socialenterprise #socialjustice #mothermade #plantpower #craftmanship #embroidery #recipe #natural #nontoxictextiles #textiledesign #cotton #buylocal #purchasewithpurpose #consciousconsumer #slowliving #slowfashion

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One of the newest items to emerge from the AMMA workshop is this (55cmx55cm) square scarf / bandana - that can ๐Ÿ worn in your hair or around your neck. Plant dyed using salvaged onion skins and Sri Lankan Nelli. . . #ammatextiles #naturaldye #plantdye #botanical #eco #dyer #handmade #handdyed #textiledesign #accessories #sustainablefashion #sustainability #slowfashion #slowliving #newproduct #purchasewithpurpose #consciousconsumer #buylocal #socialenterprise #mothermade #creativeprocess #liveauthentic #productdesign #womensempowerment #socialjustice #dipdye #colourgraduation #colour

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January is nearly over, this past week has involved a lot of thinking about our mission & values as an organisation. Working out textile techniques that can provide employment to more women & mothers from the tea picking communities. . . It's involved a lot of turmeric dyeing for @wunderworkshop and using local plants such a eucalyptus as a natural mordant. I've been amazed at how speedy our mothers are on the sewing machines, it's a challenge keeping up the demand of dyed fabric. ๐ŸƒBeautiful image taken in the workshop ๐Ÿ“ท = @sascha_pare . . #ammatextiles #srilanka #socialenterprise #plantdye #ecodye #botanical #colour #dyer #handmade #mothermade #textiles #naturaldye #sustainablefashion #sustainability #slowliving #slowfashion #workshop #maker #craft #makersmovement #socialjustice #womensempowerment #genderequality #dignity #purchasewithpurpose #buylocal #consciousconsumer #cotton #plantpower

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