Welcome to The Good Dirt, Episode 33!
In today’s episode, Mary and Emma talk with Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors about natural plant dyes, and how she created a business from her desire to connect herself and others to the natural world. She talks about a personal wake-up call that led to her decision to quit her corporate job in pursuit of a more creative and personally fulfilling career, despite her fears around the uncertainties of such a move. Though at the time, Kathy couldn’t imagine the career potential in the world of plant dyes, Botanical Colors is now the premier source for all things related to dyeing with plants, including sustainably sourced materials, supplies, information and education.
Listen to our conversation below!
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6:15 – Sign up now for the Grow Your Own food Intensive
Let’s get into the interview!
6:46 – Kathy introduces herself
11:50 – What is Botanical Colors and how did it get started?
20:00 – How does working with dye companies look like?
30:00 – Living with natural vs synthetic goods
41:00 – The effect of the pandemic on Botanical Colors
45:50 – Natural dyes and the good dirt
50:15 – What is it that Kathy wants us to come away with most?
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