Natural Indigo Dyed

Indigo 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. Through somewhat of a change in status, indigo cloth went from a luxury in ancient times to commonplace in nearer years as its use spread - from ‘royal blue’ to ‘blue collar worker’.

Indigofera Tinctoria is a legume, part of the bean family of plants, and is not only an excellent source of indigotin (the pigment used in dyeing) but is also routinely used in crop rotation to improve soil conditions.

Indigo is also considered a powerful wearable medicine in the ancient practice of Ayurveda, and is mixed with other plants to dye cloth designed to cure or help with skin conditions, respiratory health and temperature regulation.

Indigo as a 'dye' is a little bit of a misnomer - it's actually more of a 'coating'. Our yarns and fabrics are hand dipped in deep pits of fermenting dye (the bacteria in the pits are the real heroes here and have been replaced by harsh chemicals in industry) and deeper colours are only achieved through successive dips. For our darker shades, we dip, dry and dip up to 16 times over the course of a few days.

Peace Pants - Natural Indigo Slub Peace Pants - Natural Indigo Slub
Peace Pants
Natural Indigo Slub
£340.00 £204.00
Piece Scarf XL - Clementine Spiral Piece Scarf XL - Clementine Spiral
Piece Scarf XL
Clementine Spiral
£310.00 £186.00
Shore Shirt - Indigo Meet the Aliens Shore Shirt - Indigo Meet the Aliens
Shore Shirt
Indigo Meet the Aliens
£245.00
sold out
Helix Jacket - Lunar Clamp Helix Jacket - Lunar Clamp
Helix Jacket
Lunar Clamp
£470.00 £282.00
Shore Shirt - Green Meet the Aliens Shore Shirt - Green Meet the Aliens
Shore Shirt
Green Meet the Aliens
£245.00 £147.00
Forager Jacket - Blueberry Custard Fat Gingham Forager Jacket - Blueberry Custard Fat Gingham
Forager Jacket
Blueberry Custard Fat Gingham
£460.00 £276.00
Daylight Dress - Bark Peace Batik Daylight Dress - Bark Peace Batik
Daylight Dress
Bark Peace Batik
£595.00 £357.00
Easy Beanie - Parrot Easy Beanie - Parrot
Easy Beanie
Parrot
£90.00
sold out
Easy Beanie - Frog Easy Beanie - Frog
Easy Beanie
Frog
£90.00
sold out
Easy Beanie - Moss Easy Beanie - Moss
Easy Beanie
Moss
£90.00
sold out
Lush Pants - Natural Indigo Denim Lush Pants - Natural Indigo Denim
Lush Pants
Natural Indigo Denim
£340.00 £204.00
Caravan Jacket - Bark Brown Quilted Linen Caravan Jacket - Bark Brown Quilted Linen
Caravan Jacket
Bark Brown Quilted Linen
£620.00 £372.00