Maegan Neubeck, MN Dye Studio
Maegan Neubeck is a natural dye artist. After years in the denim industry working in wash houses all over the world. MN is creating wash techniques in the Catskill Mountains using only botanical dyes and ethically sourced raw materials.
MN Dye Studio was originally created as a side project while Maegan was in the denim industry as a wash engineer. Her passion for transforming denim into beautiful washes expanded to botanicals, using resources that would not harm the land around her in the Catskills. MN’s world now not only holds beautiful indigo but all the colors Mother Nature provided us.
The Concept Behind the 9 Piece Collaboration
The MN Dye Studio X Cone Denim collection was built from the concept of “use all that you have.” The dyes and denim fabrics were repurposed in creative ways to produce these unique one-of-a-kind coats, throws and pillows.
MN’s goal is to use the least amount of water and get the biggest shade range possible from one vat. She tends to mix different botanicals into the same pot through the process to shift to desired new color. Starting with the bundle dye with raw plant dyes and then repurposing them into the dye vats. For instance, the mountains started with a dip in indigo, soft like the sky then a dip in logwood for purple. Then shifted the logwood bath with a touch of iron to grey and dipped over the purple to create the mountain landscape.
MN works with this method for all of her projects, no bath goes wasted and she often mixes colors at the end of the day and store them for later use. Upcycled header swatches from Cone Denim are also incorporated into the coats and pillows.
MN designed this collection to be a touch of softness to close out summer and transition into fall. There is a palette for every season.