Benefits of Indigo Dye

In recent years, there has been a surge in interest of indigenous hand-woven textiles and processes, bringing Indigo dyes into the spotlight. Japanese people have admired Indigo’s rich blue colour and its benefits since ancient times, which was reserved for the wealthiest members of society.

Benefits of Employing Indigo Dyes in Our Products:

Indigo Dye is safe for skin health

For generations, Indigo has been recognized for its ability to soothe and protect the skin. Artificial dyes expose your skin to highly potent synthetic chemicals, whereas natural dyes, mainly derived from plants, are harmless and healthy for your skin. It was a prevalent concept among Japanese people to cover newborn babies in Indigo-dyed fabric that would protect their fragile skin.

It is Environment Friendly

Indigo Dye is a highly sustainable natural dye since it is extracted from plants, not releasing harmful chemicals to the environment. All the water used in the extraction process can be reused to irrigate crops once the pigment has been separated.

Indigo Dyes Protects Against Monts & Insects

In Japanese tradition, it is believed that Indigo dye protects the fabric from moths and insects because of its nature and composition. You no longer have to be concerned about insects destroying your priceless handicrafts. Have your lunch on our placemats carefree and sleep on our pillows peacefully.

It Doesn't Required Mordants

When working with Indigo dye, your fabric or fibre needs to be scoured in the same way as with other dyes. However, it does not need mordants which are poisonous and irritant.

Indigo Dyed Fabric are Less Toxic for Workers

Synthetic Indigo dye is produced using a chemical called aniline, which is hazardous when inhaled and degrades haemoglobin. Because it is absent from Indigo dye extracted from plants, manufacturing natural Indigo dyes is safer and less poisonous for workers.

You may now relax on our Indigo-dyed pillow covers and cushion covers, knowing that you saved a life in some little manner and contributed to a better environment!

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