Jan 10, 2017 | By Lourdes Linares
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Born out of the love of traditional craftsmanship and natural indigo, Dutch accessory brand, Indigo People are sharing their passion with the world with their collection of hand-spun and dyed scarves.
For S/S 14, the fashion market has been awash with indigo shades. From denim, to apparel and accessories, brands are introducing a variety of print and dye techniques that reference a host of different design inspirations from world textile and traditions. One brand that we recently came across at our recent trip to Amsterdam Denim Days is tapping into this trend in its most purist form. Dutch brand, Indigo People is launching a unique collection of indigo scarves which have been created from traditional handcrafted techniques.
On a journey to the Far East the founders of Indigo People met groups of master weavers who have been processing cotton for generations. They spin the raw cotton into weaving yarns and dye them in natural indigo following a traditional, very labor intensive method. The brand has worked with different artisan communities, each with its own specialization in a weaving technique such as ‘ikat’, ‘open weave’ and ‘4 –grill’. One of the most stunning aspects of the scarves is their raw and imperfect hand. Each of scarves are woven from unbleached and unprocessed cotton, which give a neppy and naturally rugged appearance.
To find out more on the brand, head over to their website where you can discover more on their products and beliefs.
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