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and fabrics are hand dipped in deep pits of fermenting dye (the bacteria in the pits are the real heroes here and have been replaced by harsh chemicals in industry) and deeper colours are only achieved through successive dips.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.

Sundae Jacket - Natural Indigo Handloom Sundae Jacket - Natural Indigo Handloom
Sundae Jacket
Natural Indigo Handloom
£350.00 £210.00
Polite Pullover - Khaki Spiral Polite Pullover - Khaki Spiral
Polite Pullover
Khaki Spiral
£365.00 £219.00
Polite Pullover - Sky Spiral Polite Pullover - Sky Spiral
Polite Pullover
Sky Spiral
£365.00
sold out
Polite Pullover - Iron Spiral Polite Pullover - Iron Spiral
Polite Pullover
Iron Spiral
£365.00
sold out
Polite Pullover - Bark Spiral Polite Pullover - Bark Spiral
Polite Pullover
Bark Spiral
£365.00
sold out
Booch Beanie - Sea Booch Beanie - Sea
Booch Beanie
Sea
£110.00
sold out
Forager Jacket - Handloom Ikat Forager Jacket - Handloom Ikat
Forager Jacket
Handloom Ikat
£460.00 £276.00
Keeping Jumper - Moonlight Mushroom Hand Knit Keeping Jumper - Moonlight Mushroom Hand Knit
Keeping Jumper
Moonlight Mushroom Hand Knit
£540.00
sold out
Helix Jacket - Lunar Clamp Helix Jacket - Lunar Clamp
Helix Jacket
Lunar Clamp
£470.00 £282.00
Booch Beanie - Fort Booch Beanie - Fort
Booch Beanie
Fort
£110.00 £66.00
Saturn Vest - Iron Black Patchwork Saturn Vest - Iron Black Patchwork
Saturn Vest
Iron Black Patchwork
£495.00
sold out
Brew Hat - Alien Friends Brew Hat - Alien Friends
Brew Hat
Alien Friends
£175.00 £105.00
Piece Scarf XL - Blueberry Spiral Piece Scarf XL - Blueberry Spiral
Piece Scarf XL
Blueberry Spiral
£310.00
Daylight Dress - Bark Peace Batik Daylight Dress - Bark Peace Batik
Daylight Dress
Bark Peace Batik
£595.00 £357.00
Keeping Cardigan - Midnight Mushroom Keeping Cardigan - Midnight Mushroom
Keeping Cardigan
Midnight Mushroom
£540.00 £324.00
Stash Bag - Alien Friends Stash Bag - Alien Friends
Stash Bag
Alien Friends
£205.00 £123.00
Shore Shirt - Indigo Meet the Aliens Shore Shirt - Indigo Meet the Aliens
Shore Shirt
Indigo Meet the Aliens
£245.00 £147.00
Booch Beanie - Beach Booch Beanie - Beach
Booch Beanie
Beach
£110.00 £66.00
Lush Pants - Natural Indigo Denim Lush Pants - Natural Indigo Denim
Lush Pants
Natural Indigo Denim
£340.00
Shore Shirt - Spiral Reveal Shore Shirt - Spiral Reveal
Shore Shirt
Spiral Reveal
£220.00 £132.00
Shore Shirt - Green Meet the Aliens Shore Shirt - Green Meet the Aliens
Shore Shirt
Green Meet the Aliens
£245.00 £147.00
Peace Pants - Natural Indigo Slub Peace Pants - Natural Indigo Slub
Peace Pants
Natural Indigo Slub
£340.00
Forager Jacket - Blueberry Custard Fat Gingham Forager Jacket - Blueberry Custard Fat Gingham
Forager Jacket
Blueberry Custard Fat Gingham
£460.00 £276.00
Piece Scarf XL - Clementine Spiral Piece Scarf XL - Clementine Spiral
Piece Scarf XL
Clementine Spiral
£310.00
Shore Shirt - Checker Reveal Shore Shirt - Checker Reveal
Shore Shirt
Checker Reveal
£220.00 £132.00
Caravan Jacket - Bark Brown Quilted Linen Caravan Jacket - Bark Brown Quilted Linen
Caravan Jacket
Bark Brown Quilted Linen
£620.00 £372.00