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by 467 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

So I have decided to avoid contact with artificial fibers as much as possible and am planning to sort my clothes, bed linens, towels, etc soon. What are the most paleo or healthiest fabrics? I tend to think cotton, linen, wool, silk, but I... (more)

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Karen 0 · March 12, 2012 at 9:38 PM

My tendency is to go with the list above (all natural fibers, but I also add in washable as highly desirable) and then buy used (after the smell test for off gassing) so that most stuff like sizing, leachable dyes etc is gone. Anything that has... (more)

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by 22913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

I can't find the anthropology paper, someone with better googlefu can help maybe. There is evidence going back and even today that many ground grains seeds and plants were used as bases for Dyes rather than as food. Considering the difficulty to... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · October 20, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Sure lots of plants have been used as dyes. Do you have any evidence that coloured millet and sorghum used for dyes are wild plants and not agricultural cultivars? Also I challenge you to make any coloured dyes from the plant roots the starches... (more)