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Dyeing dates back thousands of years to the use of natural dyes from plants and animals. Some dyes were so rare that only royalty could afford them. The modern dye industry started more than 150 years ago with the discovery of the first synthetic dye. Since then, thousands of dyes have been developed for all types of fabrics. With The Color of Chemistry: Dyes, Dyeing and Chemical Bonding—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity, investigate the interaction of different dyes with various fabrics.