True Colors is about artists who create color from natural materials and about the historical importance and environmental sustainability of this practice. All new content in this revised edition features Heartwear, a collaborative of artists and fashion designers who have created and supported indigo-dyeing projects from Benin to Morocco to India and beyond. True Colors features deep conversations with twenty-eight artisans from every part of the globe who reveal their wisdom, traditions, and know-how—and suggest that we ignore what they know at our peril. Traditional approaches to making color offer sustainable options to a fashion system badly in need of them and memorable cultural narratives to a world hungry for beauty and spirituality.
About the Author
Writer, colorist, and artisan activist Keith Recker has worked with makers from more than sixty countries to refine their products, tell their stories, find new customers, and gain the recognition they so deeply deserve. He was an executive at Saks Fifth Avenue, Gump’s San Francisco, and Bloomingdale’s; founded HAND/EYE Magazine; led Aid to Artisans; served on several arts and culture boards, wrote three books, worked with the world’s foremost providers of color intelligence. He serves as Creative Director of the International Folk Art Market, Contributing Editor to TABLE Magazine, and Senior Consultant at the Pantone Color Institute. He lives in Pittsburgh with his partner and daughter.