Balta Balta cooperates with responsible and eco-friendly producers from Lithuania, giving preference to the nearest raw material producers in order to reduce transportation costs. We use natural local fabrics from natural fibres (flax, nettle, hemp, merino, alpaca wool); only silk has to be shipped from more distant places.
Balta Balta greatly values the properties of natural fibres and dyes. All our products are breathable, allowing for cooling or providing with warmth and, most importantly, are hand-dyed with natural dyes, without the use of any environmentally harmful chemicals, while conserving natural resources.
Plant dyeing is a technology that has been used by various nations since ancient times which is not yet implemented in industry. It is a complex, manual, time-consuming and costly process. Plants for dyeing first need be harvested at certain periods of the year. They may used fresh or dried to prepare dye baths for absorption and colour fixation in textile fibre with the help of heat and mordants (metal salts). Professionally dyed products are durable and suitable for wear, and some natural fibres (for example, wool) even gain a shine over time.