If you are a fan of denim and its blue color, you will absolutely love our indigo-dyed clothing line. The unique shade of blue you find in denim apparel comes from an organic dye derived from indigofera plants. Indigo is a popular choice in the fashion industry because it is a safe, natural dye. Unfortunately, many textile manufacturers around the world have turned to chemical dyes instead of indigo, which destroy our planet and precious water sources.
There is a major difference between real vs. synthetic indigo. Chemical colorants are commercially used due to its easier extraction and abundance of raw materials. Natural indigo dye is sustainable, whereas synthetic indigo is derived from petrochemicals which yields toxic waste. The byproducts of natural indigo are nontoxic and also biodegradable. Natural extraction of indigo also leads to impurities that are responsible for the unique color variations. Synthetic indigo tends to maintain a uniform blue color throughout.
Two key differences between natural indigo and synthetic indigo is the production process and price of the finished product. Natural indigo dyeing is a very rare and expensive method. The threads are repeatedly dyed, dried, and washed by hand. The process requires extremely complicated and painstaking manual work. Natural indigo clothing is difficult to produce due to the time and professional skills needed, which increases the price of the product.
On the other hand synthetic indigo clothing does not require much hands-on work, and can be mass produced with chemical colorants. Synthetic indigo comes in a fine powder that is about 95% indigotin pigment. This is a much higher concentration of indigotin than occurs in natural indigo. This makes synthetic indigo less expensive and easier to use.
When you use natural indigo dye on natural fibers such as cotton, linen, wool or silk, you get to reap the benefits of ethically-sourced materials. There is no need to worry about harmful chemicals affecting your skin or the environment. You can reduce your toxicity exposure by opting for apparel that prioritizes natural dyes and fibers.
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Hand dyed Indigo kimono Length - 55 inches
Available in Regular and Plus size
IN INCHES -----------------------
# REGULAR : chest 56" ( 28 "stitch to stitch), 54 in around Length ---- 55 inches [Fits upto size 14 US]
# PLUS SIZE : chest 62" ( 31 "stitch to stitch), 62 in around Length ----- 55 inches
[Fits upto US size 2x/3x fits upto Australian size 24]
# Fabric - 100% Premium cotton # Sheerness - none at all
# Delicate Hand wash.
# Cold water
# Wash separately the first time, thereafter delicate machine wash is recommended.
# It is normal for hand tie dyed fabrics to bleed small amount of color on the first wash.