It is probably true to say that nothing quite exemplifies the Rabens Saloner aesthetic more than the use of traditional dying techniques
Tie Dye In The Making
At the heart of the process is Rabens Saloner’s Creative Director, Birgitte Raben. Mediating between Western thinking and Eastern expertise, she builds on over a decade of close relationships with dyers in Bali where the company has a colour atelier devoted entirely to their production.
Rabens Colour Atelier The variety of techniques available in a dye house like this where everything is made by hand is dazzling. Trial and error are an intrinsic part of the creative process - mistakes being as important as successes when they lead to new discoveries and changes of direction.
Colour references might be a tree trunk or a sun-bleached deck chair, and unexpected shades pop up depending on whether fabrics are dried on the grass or hanging in the sun.
All tie dye is hand-dyed by skilled colour artists. In this way, not two styles are alike, making each style unique. That is the beauty of handmade products and we hope you like it.