HAND-DYED NATURAL INDIGO
NATURAL, NOT SYNTHETIC.
SUSTAINABLE, NOT POLLUTING.
NATURAL INDIGO is the world's oldest man-made dye with a fascinating and colourful history dating back over 4000 years. Made from the Indigofera plant, the indigo dye production and the hand-dyeing process are biodegradable and 100% sustainable. In a process that cannot be rushed, the organic cotton yarn is dipped patiently into the dye vat a total of 30 times to achieve its depth of colour.
Unlike toxic synthetic indigo, NATURAL INDIGO isn't mass produced, so the allure of NATURAL INDIGO is its rare nature, in that it’s difficult to handle in production, the process is time consuming and it requires the skilled hands of artisan craftsmen.
Hand-dyeing with NATURAL INDIGO results in subtle shade variations occurring throughout the garment, highlighting the beauty of hand-made imperfections and making each garment unique.
I have a passion for packaging, so as my garments are special and in limited quantities, I am presenting them in a distinctive envelope that complements the garment and makes for an excellent gift.
As a statement of respect for the environment, the envelopes are made from 100% post consumer waste (PCW) board and are printed with vegetable based inks.
Inside the envelope is some of the fascinating history of NATURAL INDIGO, the special characteristics of the unique fabric in my hand-dyed tee shirts, plus some easy care instructions for looking after your special garment.