The braid is hand-dyed and hand-skeined by Montagnard refugee women who work for Fiberactive Organics in North Carolina; we're happy to support their work, because they're doing absolutely wonderful things. The dye has a batik look to it; there are different shades ranging from almost uncolored to very dark in each skein. Most people prefer it that way, but don't buy the braid if you would prefer for the coloration to be absolutely even!
The braid is wonderfully fun: twirl a few colors together and use instead of ribbon to decorate a gift; choose it to hang ornaments or for garment hang tags; make doll hair; use in children's cloth craft books or blankets so they have something with which to practice braiding (did I ever talk about the amazing activity blanket Winnie made her grandson? It's the neatest thing I've ever seen! There's a section for threading, with ribbon that goes through grommets, a section for braiding, an area of picture-matching with fabric cards, and so much more. But I digress...), etc.
The small pictures show a close-up and a far-away view of a belt made from the summer squash, starflower, and red wine braids knit together. Fast to work up, and the results are spectacular!
Machine wash the braid in cold water, and do be aware that it may bleed with the first wash (or even the first few washes; I tend to be extra-conservative about things like this!).
Ordering a swatch will get you a small piece of all the dyed colors of the organic cotton braid; this braid is also available in natural.