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Cochineal Dyed Yarn on Blue Pickup

Walk down any street in Oaxaca City, and you’ll be dazzled by color: color so intense it seems to make your eyes vibrate. There’s such uninhibited joy! Turquoise and cerise and lime and sunshine yellow…these colors don’t necessarily come from nature, but they frame the nature of that place. Drive a few miles out of […]

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Keith Recker Color Podcast Long Thread Media

Thrums’ books, as you may know by now, are heavy on photography. Our archives contain tens of thousands of photos of textiles and artisans and landscapes from all over the world. The images, the colors, the richness sometimes overwhelm one’s eyeballs. (The hours spent editing the photos, choosing the paltry few we have room to […]

Nevertheless, Woad Persisted

Woad

Keith Recker has worked with makers from more than sixty countries to refine their products, tell their stories, find new customers, and gain the recognition they so deeply deserve. He has gathered their stories in his highly acclaimed book True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments. His book is at once an immersive […]

Weighing our Options from the Natural World

Natural

We’re faced with alarming news about the climate crisis every day, so encouraging news about the important work of artisan activists is welcomed. True Colors author Keith Recker offers an inspiring look at sustainability in fashion and design and shares real world examples for a hopeful future. Thank you, Keith! Natural Inspiration Over 20 years ago, […]

Sustainability and Culture: Time for a Manifesto!

Color Manifesto

True Colors author Keith Recker shares with us his ideas for a “Natural Color Manifesto.”  Won’t you join him?  It has been said that the fashion industry is the second-most polluting industry in the word today, just behind mining and oil extraction. While that is difficult to prove, other sobering statistics should keep us focused […]

Back to Natural: How We Got Started on True Colors

Colorist, artisan activist, and author Keith Recker drops by this week and takes us back to the beginning of his new book True Colors. Thanks, Keith! True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments came into focus two years ago in a conversation with Thrums Books founder Linda Ligon. As I told her about […]

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