Jane Palmer is an expert in the area of natural dyes, and has been working with them for 15 years. She currently runs and designs NOON by Jane Palmer, a line of decorative pillows and cashmere blankets that debuted in the fall of 2014. Her first line was picked up (and re-ordered within a few weeks) by some of the most prestigious home goods stores in the US, including ABC Home and Lawson-Finning in Los Angeles. Jane had notable press for her first collection in publications including T Magazine, The New York Times, and Remodelista. Her natural dye studio has been featured on Design Sponge, Vogue Patterns, JCrew.com, Alternative Apparel and many others.
NOON STUDIO & DYE HOUSE
Jane Palmer started her premiere natural dye production house in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2010. Since then, the studio and dye house has moved into an airy, light filled space in the heart of the garment district of downtown Los Angeles. Her past customers have included Dosa, Simon Miller, Apolis, Alternative Apparel, Commune Design and many others. Jane is now focused on developing her own line of products that will include home soft goods such as pillows, bedding, and linens.
ABOUT NOON’S APPROACH TO NATURAL DYES
Each skein of yarn or piece of fabric is colored with natural dyes using special techniques, sometimes researched from medieval texts, that can take hours or even days of time to make each color unique. Her phenomenal range of colors are achieved entirely through natural dyes made from plants, including roots, bark, wood, flowers and leaves and two insects. Palmer sources these dyes from farmers all over the world who have farmed dyes and land for generations. Palmer has worked at the forefront to advance the technology of natural dyes, as well as reduce resources to grown them and make them into a viable alternative to chemical based dyes. She has been recognized by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and written about in the LA Times as an innovator in the field.