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Inspired by the planet.

About Tinctorium Studios

Tinctoria (noun) - Latin word used in the scientific name for traditional dye plants.


Tinctorium Studio is a Lisbon-based natural dye ateliê reviving the craft of natural dyeing. I see my studio as a crazy scientist’s lab, exploring the hidden alchemy of plant dyes.

Natural dyes not only offer a small-scale alternative to synthetic dyes, but they are also healing and living colors that regenerate the connection between people and the planet. 

By offering workshops, natural dye services, and naturally dyed goods I hope to elevate collective consciousness about this lost art, our magical planet, and the incredible plants we have around us.

Wear Tinctoria
One of a kind. Plant dyed. Wearable art. 

Wear Tinctoria is the studio’s in-house brand offering naturally dyed garments, accessories, and art - everything you need to bring living color to your everyday life. Prioritizing sustainable and high-quality materials - factory deadstock garments, organic textiles, and scrap fabrics are sourced to create product offerings.

Each piece created is completely unique - telling a story of the plants, rooted in a specific place and time. I feel like each piece was unintentionally created for someone special. If you feel drawn to a garment, that might be you!

About Annette

Born and raised between Costa Rica, Portugal, and New England, Annette grew up surrounded by plants. This lifelong obsession with plants and an unexpected introduction to natural dyeing in Thailand in 2018, led Annette down an Alice in Wonderland-style rabbit hole into the world of natural dyes. 

When she moved back to Portugal in 2019 foraging natural dye material connected her to the surroundings. Then in 2020 she founded Tinctorium Studio, through which she offers natural dye services, sells naturally dyed goods, and teaches natural dye workshops. 

Now, she is excited to share her knowledge, enthusiasm, and craft with you!

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