Traditional natural plant dyed method. Time to make: 1-2 weeks. Things to know about choosing the right size: the noragi & kimono is tend to wear oversized rather than go for an exact fitting, which customers do not need to over worried about sizing and we will suggest sizing for our beloved customers based on their height and weight as well.
Washing tips: handwash for the first 5-10 times with cold water and air dry. Gentle machine wash would be totally fine afterward, but remember to stick with cold water. Expose directly to the sun is not preferable. Do not bleach and mixed with other colors while washing.
We will have quality check crew to ensure everything's would be perfect before sending them out. Please do not hesitate to message us to choose the right sizing. About us: we offer beautifully indigo-dyed garments and a plethora of accessories including hats, clothes and scarves. Did you know that there are 48 different shades of indigo our shop does a great job at offering a wide array of those, with products ranging from the lightest of blues to deep dark indigo hues. Our aizome is super unique.
For one, the natural process is completely safe and environmentally friendly, with no chemicals used, and the dye concoction also happens to be a natural insect repellent. History of traditional indigo dyeing: blue is a colour woven deep into japan's history. But not just any blue: we're talking about indigo.
Everything from fabric and yarn to kimonos and futon covers have been dyed this rich colour since the edo period (1603-1868). Today, the colour still plays a central role the official logo of the upcoming tokyo 2020 games is the same ancient shade and studios across the country are still feeling blue.
While most modern fabrics are synthetically dyed these days, traditional indigo dyeing, known as aizome in japanese, is still practised at a few places in and around tokyo that are keeping the art of aizome alive.