Amacata
Design Concepts

Dyeing For An Awakening

Are you a small business whereby you would like to incorporate naturally dyed fabric?
Maybe you are planning a wedding and you want to gift your groomsmen with custom dyed pocket squares.

Or perhaps you are a conscious consumer who would love a fresh transition to your white silk wedding gown! Or any light-coloured garment which could use a second life.

News, Events, And Upcoming Workshops

Home decoration lamp

March 21 - April 25, 2020
Luminescence V.

A much anticipated exhibition of lighted works at Deer Lake Art Gallery in Burnaby.

The original bridal swap

April 5, 2020
The Original Bridal Swap

A unique wedding event that unites Past Brides, Craft Artisans, Decorators Clearing Out Inventory.

6 Moons natural dyed wall hanging

May 3 -7, 2020
Crafted Vancouver

Excited to have been selected to have our works on display at Crafted Interiors, a 5-day Crafted Vancouver hosted exhibition.

Natural dyeing workshop

May 24, 2020 - 1pm - 4pm
Textile Dyeing workshop

Textile Dyeing workshop, Harnessing Colour from Nature, held in alignment with Crafted Vancouver, month long exhibition. Photo credit @joeliphoto

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About AMACATA

Daphne is the natural dye artist and slow-fashion advocate behind AMACATA.  Having been a garment developer for years within international sportswear companies, she made a career transition in August 2016.

The social venture mentorship program at Groundswell Community guided her in joining the revolution to address the problems of fast fashion.  

AMACATA was derived from the mirror image of ATACAMA, … reflecting properties of the Desert: … raw, pure, natural landscape. Imagine such a space where you can make room for introspection.

Daphne’s handmade pieces have been lovingly created with natural materials. Her textile work incorporates the art of shibori, and dip-dye. Natural dyes include: avocado pits, logwood, quebracho green, madder, cochineal, walnut hulls, pomegranate peels, indigo, just to name a few.

Natural dyes collected from nature

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