Designer Kathrin von Rechenberg is passionate about working with tea silk. There is a lengthy dyeing and drying process needed to create the fabric.

Natural dyes help Beijing-based designer revive an ancient Chinese textile technique

  • Tea silk has largely fallen out of use in China. It gets its deep reddish-brown colour from a dye made from a yam native to Guangdong province
  • Designer Kathrin von Rechenberg has been using the labour-intensive fabric to craft contemporary Chinese-inspired garments
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Designer Kathrin von Rechenberg is passionate about working with tea silk. There is a lengthy dyeing and drying process needed to create the fabric.
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