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BED|STÜ at Home: Sustainable Tie Dye

Team BED|STÜ gets eco-crafty with organic cotton totes, boiling water, and an unlikely source of color - food scraps

I have always been a big fan of cooking, even before I was in full WFH mode. I love the process and the science behind mixing ingredients, the way things baking in my oven fill my home with yummy smells… and of course, eating it! I’m no Top Chef™, but I think it’s pretty dang good… HOWEVER at the end of a night, my kitchen is a disaster between the dishes and all of the food waste (think orange peels to avocado pits and everything in between). While I’m all about composting, I wondered if I could use this edible pallet for some fun crafting…


DIY Tie Dye from food waste 

After a little help from Google, I found an easy way to put these colors to great use! A team of us here at BED|STÜ got together with our food waste (sounds dreamy right?) to make some homemade dyes and tie dye! This sustainable craft is cost-effective and eco-friendly—not to mention a nostalgic throwback.


In staying true to only using non-toxic and naturally sourced dyes (like we do for our leather goods), we decided to take organic cotton canvas bags and dye them with avocado pits to create a soft pink, the skins of onions to create yellow, and orange peels for a light orange, blueberries for beautiful deep blue hues, beets for brick red tones & spinach for subtle greens….

Better For you

By recycling our food excess and reusing it for dyes, we reduce our waste while adding some unique color vibes to our wardrobe PLUS a fun craft in quarantine. It’s as easy as boiling water, literally. Such a win-win…and let’s be honest, food waste-based-dying could be the new sourdough.


Grab one of these beauties for free when you purchase any tie dye item (while supplies last). AND, give it a go from the comfort of your kitchen! We can’t wait to see how you rock them! #BedStuDIYtd


BED|STÜ at Home: Sustainable Tie Dye BED|STÜ at Home: Sustainable Tie Dye BED|STÜ at Home: Sustainable Tie Dye
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