Struck by a love for indigo and artisan craftsmanship, Indigo People makes scarves dyed with natural indigo in a variety of weaving techniques and patterns using natural, unbleached cotton. In their Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook, we get a chance to see their latest creations.
For inspiration, Indigo People looked to ‘kasuri’, a traditional Japanese textile recognized for its resist-dyed processes and characteristically blurry patterns. Their Nagano Scarf is a perfect example of the kasuri influence. The wave pattern is tied on the weft yarns before the main indigo dying process. This tying of yarns is the resist-dying process and is what gives the pattern its blurriness. It’s then quickly dipped in indigo to give it a lighter indigo shade before being placed in the loom to create the actual wave pattern.
The Nagano Scarf is just one of 8 that they’ll be releasing, each one with the potential for beautiful fades. And if you’re keeping to your 8 Raw Denim New Year’s Resolutions by not buying any new jeans until yours are worn out, don’t worry – nobody said anything about indigo scarves.