In our line of work, we’ve seen practically everything under the sun dipped and dyed in indigo. There have been shoes, boots, beanies, even sofas and clocks so it takes something extra special to catch our attention when it comes to your plain indigo dyed t-shirt. Enter Scandinavian brand Kurt’s Amsterdam and their new line of hemp tees.
Hemp is a natural fiber that’s durable, breathable, and more sustainable than cotton, and so is an essential ingredient in the range of Kurt’s products. With their t-shirts, they use a combination of hemp, organic cotton and lycra to produce a garment that’s super soft and will retain its shape.
With the help of Dutch design house Paapje, they were able to produce a unique set of prints, inspired by weather vanes, bricks, and stubble. Yes, stubble. The fabrics they use are all woven on century old wooden looms and have incredible slub and texture made more apparent by the fact that they’re dyed in indigo and silk-screen printed with textile inks.
There are 13 styles to choose from on their initial Kickstarter push and prices start at 35 euros (which is almost the same price in dollars at the moment). Learn more on their website or via their campaign page.