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?Green, red, purple and all the beautiful colours that decorate life are captured in material by producing dye. A mix of natural and chemical ingredients are used to make dye.

Lag Vandy, who runs a silk farm, said, “We get our colours through two main ways.”

“Some colours are natural, which are made from boiling natural ingredients, such as fruits and leaves.”

“Other colours are produced by mixing chemical substances.”

According to Vandy, most of his guests prefer the colours produced from natural ingredients.

However, only about 20 percent of coloured-dye used for making materials can be produced naturally, Vandy explained.

Also, dyes produced naturally can be unpredictable, Vandy said. With naturally produced dyes, the producer cannot predict if it will come out light or dark enough at the end of the production process.

Although Vandy’s majority of visitors prefer naturally produced dyes, it’s easier to control and produce dyes made chemically, he said.

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