baltabalta is in harmony with nature
baltabalta creative group believes that chemical colours such as black colour are not the answer, since chemical recovery in the textile industry has done a considerable amount of damage to the environment. baltablata uses only colours and textiles which are based on environmentally friendly materials and principles.
Plants and colours
baltabalta are made of natural fiber (flax, nettle, wool, silk) colour or dyed, using natural plant colours. Plant colour scale with big variety of the same colour tones and hues, depending on terms of nature and ideas of artist, is permanent change of baltabalta works.
Plants and colours
The natural dyeing process was used in ancient times, and although it’s such an old and tested method, it’s still not common practice in the industry. It is a complicated, labour intensive, time-consuming and expensive process, as many plants must be collected at the right time of the year to get the desired colour. The dye is then prepared by heat and mordants (metal salts) to aid to textiles fibers to help absorb and fasten the colour. The colour pallet that can be achieved depends on the developer’s imagination and patience, as some plants are rare or small, and much more would need to be gathered to dye an item than would be needed for a cup of tea. Professionally dyed products are resistant to wear and tear, and some natural fibers (e.g. wool), even mature to look better and richer over time.
Plan dyeing is being used for many years by folk artists, however baltabalta were the first who formed group of proffesional artists, that is creating brand new products for human and his enviroment.
baltabalta is for people who:
• Care about nature
• Value natural fiber
• Are interested in Lithuanian products
• Are looking for quality and
• Value durable items
baltabalta – peace between human and nature
Close to the archaic attitude of Balts:
• harmony (function and decoration)
• honesty (price and quality relation)
• „romuva“ (simplicity, laconicism, minimalism)
• permanence (focus on item stability, longevity)
• love (felling love of the artist in item)
baltabalta it’s clothes and items that correspond our primordial aesthetic,express attitude of our nation.baltabalta was created for Lithuanians, it’s style is also suitable for Scandinavians, it’s aesthetic is familiar with Japanese.