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Indigo Dyed Fabric

Indigo Dyed Fabric

Regular price $79.00 USD
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Indigo fabric is one of the most popular fabrics from Africa. 

Symbolic of wealth and prosperity, this fabric is admired by almost every ethnic groups on the continent. Even the Tuareg have been called the "purple nomads" because of their extensive use of this cloth. This cotton fabric is dyed in Mali using leaves from the indigo plant that have been beaten into a pulp, rolled into balls, and then left to dry in the sun for two to three days.

After this, they are mixed in an ash and water solution that acts as a fixative for the indigo dye. The fabric is dyed using the tie-dye method, and the excess dye is removed by hammering the fabric with rubber mallets.

This indigo dye fabric piece has been washed multiple times and the blue won't rub off onto the skin when you handle the fabric.

100% cotton, raw edges square 45" x 45". 

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Aline Lédémin, Designer and Founder has been incorporating ethical values into the brand strategy and acting responsibly since starting her brand in 2009 in San Francisco.

According to the United Nations, this means, “operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption”. This has allow her to establish a culture of integrity, and to preserve basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

In addition to the principles mentioned by the UN, other ethical values such as “zero waste”,  ‘honesty’ and ‘respect’ have been the basis for the creation of the brand: constantly bridging the gap between tradition vs. modernity, fun vs. serious, bold vs. careful, innovative vs. conservative.

"-An artisan from Benin proudly made your clothes, with love and excitement."