Collection: Natural Indigo Dyed

Indigo (Ai in Japanese) is one of the world’s oldest dyes, with evidence of its use stretching back at least 6,000 years ago in South America and through the ages in Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and India where it was used and exported through the silk roads.

Indigo comes from the Indigofera tinctoria plant. The natural dye is achieved through a fermentation process with the plants leaves. The process of indigo dying (aizome in Japanese) varies throughout the world, and has attracted human beings since ancient times. The colour magically develops when oxygen meets the cloth, once pulled out of the dye vat. Deeper hues of indigo are achieved through multiple dippings.