Textile dyer Sachio Yoshioka is a throwback in the best possible way. While 99 percent of fabrics these days are dyed with hard-to-pronounce chemicals like azophloxin, chrysoidine R and xylene cyanol FF that are bad for the environment, Kyoto-based Yoshioka creates bright, colorful dyes using locally-sourced plants, like saffron, pampas grass and traditional techniques that date back to the Edo period. This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis.



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