Natural Dye (Part 1 of 6): Types Of Dye Sources

| November 30, 2012

  In the world of natural fabric dyeing, there are three sources where the artist may get their pigment bases from: Plants – such as Marigold which produces a rich yellow. Animal/Insect – such as Cochineal, an insect that lives on cacti that produces a deep blood red due to the carminic acid found in [...]

Natural Dye (Part 5 of 5): Natural Dye Washing Care

| November 30, 2012

  Description Exclusive Batik apparels, especially silks, are like treasured investment pieces. The delicate product of art is usually treated with care to maintain the colour and quality of the fabric. Like any other specialty products, specific solvents are usually used to ensure the Batik art on the apparel is carefully preserved. The solvent is [...]

Natural Dye (Part 4 of 5): Natural Dye Accessories

| November 30, 2012

  Description An outfit for a special occasion is not complete without having a delicate silk shawl draped over your shoulder. Not just that, we let you immerse your fingers with other beautiful silk or cotton accessories like mobile pouches, drawstring pouches, tissue-cum-coin pouches, eyewear cases, pencil cases, and tote bags that have been dyed [...]

Natural Dye (Part 3 of 5): Natural Dye Apparels

| November 30, 2012

Description Pamper your skin with our organic cotton and soft silk apparels that are naturally dyed with pigments extracted from plants. Proven to be hypoallergenic, these apparels exude subtle Asian elegance that is exotic and definitely one-of-a-kind.  

Natural Dye (Part 2 of 5): Natural Dye Textile

| November 30, 2012

  Description Good quality naturally-dyed textile is something rare and difficult to come by these days. AsianSecrets.my is honored to be able to share this traditional art to consumers in South East Asia. Our range of natural dye textile includes tie dye and batik dye, all of which are handmade and 100% eco-friendly. What a [...]

Natural Dye (Part 1 of 5): About Natural Dye

| November 30, 2012

Brief Description Nothing feels better than be surrounded by nature and the feeling of being at ease. At Asian Secrets, we believe in making your life an endless and unforgettable journey through Asian resort living and lifestyle. Get comfortable with soft, beautiful take-me-home apparels and accessories available for both men and women. What makes our [...]

Natural Craft: Banana Bark Craft

| November 30, 2012

  Beautiful not just to the sense of sight, banana bark offers an entirely exquisite tingle to the kinesthetic sense as well. The bumpy but smooth finish simply begs to be touched. Rest assured, this material is entirely eco-friendly as banana trees die after they bear fruit. The trunk will have to be cut. However, [...]

Natural Craft: Bamboo Craft

| November 30, 2012

  When is it harvested? Bamboo is harvested when it reaches maturity. Depending on the type of the bamboo, it can be harvested anywhere between 3-7 years. Most commercial bamboo is harvested around 3-5 years. Young bamboo is never taken as they are still pliable and will not be as resistant to cracks. Highly sustainable, [...]

Natural Craft: Cocostick Craft

| November 30, 2012

  Cocosticks are the natural byproducts of the coconut palm tree. Highly eco-friendly, they are renewable and using these as craft material does not damage the coconut tree. They are made through drying whole coconut leaves in the sun and stripping the leaves away once they are dried. The dried stems are then separated, creating [...]

Natural Craft: Mahagony Leaves Craft

| November 30, 2012

  The elegant leaves in this photo frame have first been reduced to their skeletons. Then, each leaf is delicately hand pasted onto the frame before a red resin is painted as a varnish over them.                                       [...]