Plant Dyed Mid Indigo Tee

$62.00

Limited edition

Mid Indigo
Natural Plant Indigo Dye
Hand dipped 3 times
100% Organic Cotton

100% Made & Dyed in Los Angeles

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DYE & DETAILS

100% Organic cotton x 100% Natural Plant dye x 100% Made in USA (LA). It doesn't get more natural than this. The process of dyeing using natural plant dyes is a lot more labor intensive but the results speak for themselves.

This dark indigo undergoes 4 dips into the indigo vat to give it the rich dark blue you see here. Each time the shirt is dipped it is hung to allow the oxygen to react with the dye and then it's returned for the next dip.

This shirt will begin to wear in beautifully as the dye starts to naturally fade in the fiber. Expect to see highs and lows in the color, due to the dye process, but this makes each piece truly unique and one of a kind.

Garment Details: Classic crew neck, screen printed logo 1 inch below back neck line, screen printed care label inside.

Conservation: By purchasing this product you are helping to support local manufacturing, reduce toxic chemical dyes from our water streams and reducing the need for more pesticides and insecticides which are used for regular cotton growing. 

NATURAL PLANT INDIGO

Indigo is an ancient dye and there is evidence for the use of indigo from woad or Indigofera from the third millennium BC, and possibly much earlier for woad. A frequently mentioned example is that of the blue stripes found in the borders of Egyptian linen mummy cloths from around 2400 BC. Indigo refers both to the blue pigment used as a dye and to indigo plants of the genus Indigofera.

The indigo dyeing process is both an organic one and highly technical. There are multiple steps to ensuring the dye vat and garments work well together. During manufacture, the reaction process is continuously monitored to ensure the chemicals are combined in the proper ratios. Key elements that must be controlled include the pH, temperature and the reaction time. 

This method of dyeing is highly labor intensive but we love it because of its ancient origins and its neutral impact on the water and environment. Plant dye colors carry a different optical frequency than regular dyes, so look richer and deeper, and they keep getting better and better with age.

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DYE & DETAILS

100% Organic cotton x 100% Natural Plant dye x 100% Made in USA (LA). It doesn't get more natural than this. The process of dyeing using natural plant dyes is a lot more labor intensive but the results speak for themselves.

This dark indigo undergoes 4 dips into the indigo vat to give it the rich dark blue you see here. Each time the shirt is dipped it is hung to allow the oxygen to react with the dye and then it's returned for the next dip.

This shirt will begin to wear in beautifully as the dye starts to naturally fade in the fiber. Expect to see highs and lows in the color, due to the dye process, but this makes each piece truly unique and one of a kind.

Garment Details: Classic crew neck, screen printed logo 1 inch below back neck line, screen printed care label inside.

Conservation: By purchasing this product you are helping to support local manufacturing, reduce toxic chemical dyes from our water streams and reducing the need for more pesticides and insecticides which are used for regular cotton growing. 

NATURAL PLANT INDIGO

Indigo is an ancient dye and there is evidence for the use of indigo from woad or Indigofera from the third millennium BC, and possibly much earlier for woad. A frequently mentioned example is that of the blue stripes found in the borders of Egyptian linen mummy cloths from around 2400 BC. Indigo refers both to the blue pigment used as a dye and to indigo plants of the genus Indigofera.

The indigo dyeing process is both an organic one and highly technical. There are multiple steps to ensuring the dye vat and garments work well together. During manufacture, the reaction process is continuously monitored to ensure the chemicals are combined in the proper ratios. Key elements that must be controlled include the pH, temperature and the reaction time. 

This method of dyeing is highly labor intensive but we love it because of its ancient origins and its neutral impact on the water and environment. Plant dye colors carry a different optical frequency than regular dyes, so look richer and deeper, and they keep getting better and better with age.