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DIY: Softening Plant Fibers with Coconut Oil

DIY: Softening Plant Fibers with Coconut Oil

One of the challenges with using truly sustainable plant fibers are that they are not initially soft to the touch. “Truly sustainable” meaning not using any chemicals at all in...
DIY Medicinal Mushroom Dye: Turkey Tail

DIY Medicinal Mushroom Dye: Turkey Tail

We’ve dedicated a lot of time and space to discussing the concept of wearing one’s medicine via plant fibers and dyes on our site. The scientific discussion about this topic...
The legend of the Ti Leaf

The legend of the Ti Leaf

The Ti Plant is seen all throughout Hawaii and is a large part of the Hawaiian tradition and culture. The Ti Plant was brought to the islands by the Polynesians,...
Yucca Fiber: History & Use

Yucca Fiber: History & Use

Image from Navajopeople.org Yucca: Another versatile plant providing us with food, fiber and medicine. Yucca fiber processing is an ancient art form. As early as 100,000 B.C.E., humans began to insulate...