Indigo dyeing ~ Part 1. Visiting the workshop ~

Last weekend, I visited the workshop of an indigo dyeing craftsman.

The reason why I chose indigo dyeing is because I am planning to dye Pint! linen products.

What kind of image do you have when you think of indigo dyeing?
I think there are a lot of things like denim and stencil-dyed tenugui.

First of all, indigo dyeing is divided into natural indigo and chemical indigo.
Indigo such as the so-called denim is chemical indigo.
The color called Japan Blue, which has been used in Japan for a long time, is due to natural indigo.

At Pint!, of course, we want to make things with natural indigo dyeing.

The first plan is to dye Pint! organic linen handkerchiefs.
In order to make the best use of the organic linen material, the linen craftsmen do not dare to dye,
Now only off-white with unbleached color and natural bleaching.
I was wondering if I could make a good dye while keeping the organic.

With the desire to make the most of organic materials,
The desire to combine traditional Japanese materials with traditional Japanese dyeing,
And by meeting a craftsman who is still dyeing with natural indigo,
This project has started!

Natural indigo has different properties from chemical indigo and is suitable for everyday use.
It was full of charm.
I'll let you know more about this as I learn more.
I will do my best to make good things together with craftsmen.

The release is scheduled for summer.
Fermentation is necessary for natural indigo, and it seems that the dyeing process will be stable from around May.
I personally get stuck in places like this.

We will continue to report on indigo and the progress of commercialization, so please look forward to it!

A limited number of tie-dyed handkerchiefs dyed with genuine indigo by Ms. Yukari Saka are now on sale.
Pint! Indigo Dyed Organic Linen Handkerchief Hotaru