To create garments and accessories with longevity in wear and style.
Indigowares always operates within the following standards:
All natural and eco friendly dyes. Ethically sourced materials. Use of repurposed textiles and garments. Traceability in each garment from start to finish. Quality handmade craftsmanship in each product.
Dedicated to expand my customers knowledge in traditional textile design, natural dyeing processes and production.
Since I began my natural dyeing 8 years ago a sense of environmental and social responsibility has been woven into everything we do at Indigowares.
The production that takes place in Jaipur and Uttarakand, India is growing. I have a good relationship with a transparent indigo farmer, block printer textile supplier and a tailors workshop.
I will always tell the story of these products in the most transparent way possible, through my blog posts, instagram stories and product details. My mission is to honour these traditional artisan skills and processes through my designs and their textiles. Giving each a contempary twist that makes them timeless and collectable.
We will always recycle and up-cycle products where possible.
To use sustainable and organic fibres and materials.
The vegetable tanned leather I used for the shibori dyeing and handles is a bi-product of food production.
We care enormously about how we package and distribute or products to you. All postage bags are super strong recycled paper potato sacks and our wrap is also 100% recycled undyed tissue, both are FSC certified.
Within Indigowares production, we have reduced our suppliers to ensure that every one aligns with our ethos. Our primary UK source is now The Organic Textile Company in Wales, who run on sustainable energy and transparently work with GOTS certified mills. We also continue to work with our suppliers in India to source brand elements such as vintage kantha quilts and indigo block prints.
We communicate through email and video link – which means we don’t have any big flights and trips to India. The video link allows us to see the workshop and its tailors.
We will continue to enquire and review standards in line with The International Labour Organisations Core Conventions.
At the core of everything we do, our position is to design and make beautiful artisan pieces that will live on in your life for years to come and may even be passed on to be loved by someone else.
I hope by doing this it will allow my suppliers and I to make a living doing what we love. Doing it in a way that has no bad environmental or social impact on the world. It’s our dream to continue to enlighten folk into the great craftsmanship and passion textile artisans have and the immense time and skill that goes into making the beautiful textiles of the world.
We have a practical approach. This is my on going ethical policy, which we hope will change, improve and keep evolving over time as we learn more dynamic ways of being eco friendly.