Our Nature

EP 06: How To Dye Fabric From Food Scraps With Designer Maria Elena Pombo

Episode Notes

Maria Elena Pombo is a designer from Venezuela who uses natural dyeing techniques to ignite conversations about society, culture and the environment. She hosts workshops, demonstrations and presentations showcasing how to dye fabric with food scraps such as avocado seeds and onion skins. In 2018, she launched her first collection featuring timeless silhouettes dyed millennial pink with avocado seeds. Listen in for an inspiring conversation about the magical, mystical world of natural dyeing!


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  1. What is your favorite place in nature?
    The beach
  2. What is the animal, mineral or plant that resonates with you the most?
    La Mandioca (Cassava)
  3. What is one thing we can do right now to connect with the natural world and bring more harmony into our lives?
    I think appreciate it more and don’t ask from it, give to it.
  4. What’s the greatest lesson nature has taught you?
    There’s a lot of harmony. Everything is assigned how it’s assigned for a reason.
  5. Nature brings me…