THE INDIGOWARES BLOG
A look at the history of Sanganer, a region that’s been known for block printing and hand printed cotton fabric cloth for hundreds of years
10 Surprises from our trip to India
We’ve just returned from our India trip to visit all our collaborators and see the sights. Read for some of our favourite moments!
Why should I choose organic cotton?
Learn about the differences between conventional cotton and organic cotton, and how choosing organic really does make a difference!
Where Does Boho Style Come from?
Take a look back at the origins of the style we now know as ‘boho’, from nomadic countercultures to present day celebs.
The Art of Block Printing
Read about the history of block printing including the mud printing techniques used in our Spring 22 collection
Timeless Tie Dye
A look at the origins of tie dye and how to make your own DIY patterns with natural dyes.
Growing and Harvesting Indigo
A look at the full process of growing and harvesting indigo, with images of every step.
Tracing the Indigo Criss Cross Jacket
What is Kantha Stitching?
Our Kantha jackets are created with a traditional Bengali technique. Read about it here!
An Indigo Story
The story of Kiran Sandhu, the indigo artist who grows, harvests, and creates our indigo cakes on her farm.
The Eco Printing Process
A look at the natural printing processes that use botanical dyes found in leaves, dried or fresh flowers, herbs, some food waste and natural dye extracts.
Our Story So Far
Click to read about the philosophy behind Indigowares, and the journey that started it all.
Levi’s Reimagine: The First Steps
The story of our collaboration with Levi’s to design and hand-dye their Reimagine Collection
What is a Kantha Jacket?
When you buy a Kantha Jacket from Indigowares, you’re not only gaining a comfortable and sustainable wardrobe staple. Your new garment is a one-of-a kind treasure, rich in history and tradition – read all about it here!
The Magical Indigo Plant
Did you know that natural indigo dye comes from a plant? We look at the steps to take the plant from harvest through to the magical indigo blue colour.
The Origins of Indigo Dye
Read about the origins of indigo’s use as a dye from all different cultures, all over the world.
Naturally Pink Avocado Dye
Avocado pits can create the most beautiful natural pink dye for fabric. This blog talks through the whole process of making this natural colour come to life on fabric.
How is Ikat pattern made?
Resist dyeing is a technique that keeps the dye away from selected areas of the fabric or yarn in order to create a pattern or shape. Read about the Ikat pattern, a long resist dyeing process that ultimately ends up as a piece of beautifully woven cloth.
Sustainable Fashion: The Next Big Trend
Fashion is the second most polluting industry after oil. Frustratingly, many large brands seem to be moving very slowly towards a more sustainable approach. However, recent announcements, prompted by consumer demand, are looking more promising.
What is Block Printing?
Learn more about block printing, one of the oldest, simplest and slowest forms of all textile printing methods.
The Pattern Making Process
Keeping alive traditional processes in garment manufacturing gives our clothing life and new meaning through who made it and the story behind it.
Sustainable leather or Vegan Leather?
A look at the ethics of leather, vegan and faux leather, chemical tannins, and the most sustainable biodegradable options.
Indigo and Shibori
A peek back at previous indigo and shibori workshops, where participants got to create their own beautiful patterns.
The Tora Tote Bag
Take a look back at the process of indigo dyeing and pattern creation for one of our old styles, the Tora Tote.
Repair and Care
Read about our Repair and Care service, where you can send us any of your worn Indigowares to mend for free! We’ll also recycle any garments that you’re ready to retire.