INDIGO PEOPLE FALL/WINTER 2016
In addition to their well known handcrafted indigo scarves and ties, Indigo People expanded its line-up with 3 new product groups in their new collection: t-shirts, bandanas and bags.
Indigo People’s is founded on the love of traditional craftsmanship and natural indigo and their scarves are traditionally hand loomed and manually dyed following the ikat technique. The inspirations for the sophisticated ikat designs come from the old Japanese shibori textiles. New is the composition of 70% cotton and 30% rayon. The blend of cotton and rayon results in a very soft hand feel and increase the wear comfort of the scarves.
The t-shirts and bandanas are produced following the authentic batik technique. The artworks are stamped or printed with hot wax to resist dye during the indigo dyeing process. The artworks are then cracked and the garments are manually dyed, piece by piece, in natural indigo. In order to get the dark indigo colour, the dye master has to dip the garments up to 16 times in indigo. After dyeing, the garments are boiled in hot water to remove the wax. The printed artworks and the cracked lines remain their raw colour and appear on the garments.
The bags are offered in 2 different fabrics: 17-ounce handwoven selvedge denim in natural indigo and 17-ounce handwoven batik denim. The 17-ounce selvedge denim is hand woven and hand dyed in natural indigo. The weft yarns are dipped about 16 times in natural indigo to get the dark colour. Because of the manual dye process, a colour difference occurs in the finished fabric, there is no way to avoid this. This is considered as the uniqueness and charm of hand woven and hand dyed denim.
Written by Staff for MNSWR Magazine Read the original article on MNSWR.com: http://www.mnswr.com/indigo-people-fallwinter-2016/