The blog is dedicated to everything there is to know about indigo, including the latest styles from streets, trends, lookbooks, brand introductions and so much more....
We are a team of indigo lovers from Istanbul aiming to share the world of indigo with you!
It's also Indigo Istanbul's blog!
Indigo Istanbul keeps on shedding a different light on indigo, the substance often referred to as “blue gold” due to its great commercial value, which still symbolizes the dynamism of the youth though used by the mankind since the time immemorial. Creating authentic collections under “it is all about indigo” motto, Indigo Istanbul challenges the ‘status quo’ by breaking indigo’s conventional use patterns down to present brand new collections since 2010.
We hope you enjoy our posts and don't forget to subscribe to our blog or follow us on facebook, instagram and linkedin!
There are various indigo dyeing courses and workshops in Japan as well. You can add to your schedule as an activity you will have a nice day off to Japan one day. The name of the workshop we will talk about is Roketsu Dye. The studio where this technique is applied is Roket Dyeing Studio.
At the present time Indigo dyeing techniques developed with technology but these techniques history based on mummies techniques and plant in Eqpyte. In addition of these America, Asia and Africa indigenous cultures have bequeathed to us natural dyeing techniques like indigo and hand-woven textiles. The oldest natural indigo dyeing techniques were discovered 6000 years ago at the Peru, behind Andes mountains by Anthropologists. Japan indigo dyeing technique - ai-zome- has been using since 8th century by people.
About Munich Fabric Start
At Munich Fabric Start, 37 countries and about 950 suppliers which are renowned fabric and accessories manufacturer presentes own portfolio and new seasons’ collection about 1500 products. The world famous organization which is Munich Fabric Start in its industry, are visited about 20.000 visitors per a day. These visitors are the most influential retailers and fashion brands, buyers and designers at this market place.
The world of indigo textile art is rich and versatile. We’ve reported earlier about Japanese Artists working with indigo like Hiroyuki Shindo. This time we want to take a look at a European modern artist that impresses with her breath taking textile sculptures!
“Indigo has a universal appeal and a history of being used in textiles as a mystical color.” Hiroyuki Shindo, one of the world’s pre-eminent indigo artists, is bringing new life into this ancient craft, using venerable techniques to produce his fascinating contemporary indigo works.
Indigo isn’t only a color, it carries a long history and tradition in many regions of the world!
An exhibition of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in the USA with the title “Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World” honors the unique ability of the color blue to create many moods in cloth.
We have reported earlier from the beautiful indigofera plant, the source of indigo dye and noted that it can hardly be found in the indigo and denim industry nowadays since synthetic dye has replaced the natural one based on indigofera. Some small labels and artists are still using it and we now came across the usage of woad, another natural blue dye…
The awareness for the value of handcrafted high-quality products is gradually rising, consumers attach importance to knowing the contents of a product or where and under which conditions it is produced.