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The ash liquid fermentation method to obtain natural indigo dye is a traditional technique that flourished in the golden era of Japanese indigo dyeing, the Edo period.

The dye is 100% chemical-free, made only with ingredients obtained from nature, so the method is safe and environmentally friendly. It is famous for the subtle and beautiful natural colors, which cannot be attained by combining and applying chemical dyes or paints.

Expert’s comment

Fabrics dyed with genuine aizome indigo dye do not fade even when washed together with white clothes soon after dyeing. Indigo dyes also have excellent insect and snake repelling properties.

Weakened textiles can be reinforced by re-applying indigo dyes. Apart from all their excellent properties, indigo dyes teach us the importance of using and preserving objects with care. (Aki Tomura, representative at FOLKHOOD, creative director)

Price: ¥12,960

Manufacturer: Aizome Kobo Kosoen in Ome, Tokyo

(www.kosoen-tennenai.com)

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