Brambles & Me is an award-nominated natural dye business owned and run by Mia Malone and is located within the heart of the North East of England. Brambles & Me focuses on hand-dyeing yarns and textiles using only natural dye extracts which are wash and lightfast as well as historically documented to produce naturally vibrant colours inspired by the great outdoors.
A love of textiles and a lifelong passion for nature provide the inspiration for the colours achieved and the range of products designed. Every element is carefully created to produce as little environmental impact as possible such as choosing nylon-free yarns and organic fabrics to compliment the natural dyes.
All our yarns and embroidery threads are nylon free and are hand dyed using natural dye extracts from roots, barks, leaves and insects which produce results as unique as Mother Nature.
Please note, colours can vary according to different computer monitors although care has been taken during photographing products to represent the colours as accurately as possible.
24-25 October - Virtual Kendal Wool Gathering
Brambles & Me have been shortlisted in the Best Indie Hand Dyer category for the British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2020. Thank you all for the amazing support you have shown since we launched in 2018, it means the world to have been nominated!
Temporary adjustments during the Coronavirus pandemic:
Orders will be dispatched between Monday and Wednesday due to reduced Post Office opening hours. Social distancing and high hygeine standards are adhered to at all times and Government updates are closely monitored.
There maybe some delays in receiving orders due the increased demand on the Royal Mail at this time, we ask that you please be patient and if you have any concerns to contact us and we will help where possible.
Brambles & Me ships World Wide using Royal Mail Postal Services. Orders within the UK use Royal Mail First Class post and International orders use Royal Mail Tracked & Signed post. All orders are dispatched on Mondays and Fridays.
Packaging materials consist of recyclable mailing bags, tissue paper and stickers. Business cards are made from recycled silk fabric and printed with eco-friendly inks. We are currently reviewing our packaging materials with the aim to begin using paper mailing bags and fully compostable materials.
Brambles & Me has a passion and commitment for sustainablitiy and endeavours to create as little an impact on the environment as possible. Throughout the dye process, water is kept to a minimum by reusing dye baths and exhausting dye liquids. Yarns and products are rinsed in a PH neutral eco-friendly washing liquid and fabric conditioner and using a small amount of water.
Electricity used to power Brambles & Me is from a 100% green and sustainable energy provider.
Brambles & Me welcomes everyone, we value equality, inclusion diversity and dignity for all. We recognise and respect that individuals have differences and our goal is that by working together we can become stronger. We strive to learn and adapt to ensure that we offer a safe and welcoming space both online and at events.
It is recommended to carefully hand wash naturally dyed products in cool/warm water using a PH neutral solution as many natural dyes are sensitive to varying PH levels and minerals, therefore using a product which is more acidic or alkaline could cause the original colour to shift. Naturally produced colours can evolve over time and develop further characteristics, it is therefore recommended to keep items out of direct sunlight.
If using light and dark colours in a project together, it is advised to test samples prior to use.