JAPAN BLUE｜AI, Japanese Indigo and AIZOME
About IKI LUCA's indigo-dyed fabrics
Compared to chemical dyeing which makes threads or fabrics colored quickly and well, hand-dyeing with natural indigo takes some time. They dip a bundle of yarn in a large pot of indigo solution and pull it up. Then squeeze the bundle and expose the threads to air (the indigo and oxygen react to produce the blue color at this moment!) The processes are repeated over and over again, which creates beautiful deep indigo-blue color. It is Japan Blue!
How to care
When to wash
・The first few times may cause color migration or fade due to natural dyes. Please put it in a laundry net and wash it separately from white items.
・A simple rinse in cold water will be enough.
When to dry
・Please hang dry immediately after washing.
・We recommend drying in the shade, away from ultraviolet rays. So you can enjoy JAPAN BLUE for as long as possible.