Indigo People Fall Winter 2017 collection

Indigo People just released their Fall Winter 2017 collection lookbook. Also for this new season Indgio People collaborates with traditional weaver communities in Asian countries. In these countries they still use their authentic hand looming and indigo dyeing methods. Each community has its own specialised handcraft technique that has a long tradition. Ikat weaving and mud resist printing are the most authentic manual techniques that are used by these artisans. The production of each Indigo People item results in little imperfections that gives each product a unique appearance.

Indigo People meets Iktat weaving technique

Indigo People is using the old Ikat weaving technique for their products. It starts by binding the designed pattern on the weaving yarns with tight wrapping. After repeatedly dipped the bound yarns in natural indigo to reach the dark blue colour, the bindings are then removed to create the pattern directly on the handloom. The Ikat program can be split into the sub programs of ‘handspun yarns’ and ‘machine spun yarns’. The raw cotton of the handspun yarns gives the scarves an authentic harsh hand feel. The scarves will gain softness by wearing. The machine spun yarns have a soft touch from the beginning and give more wear comfort to the scarves. The Indigo People Misho, Kori and Naga scarf are made from a blend of cotton and rayon yarns. The rayon yarns give a silky softness to the scarves.

Watch in the video here below how it works.

Indigo People mud resist printing technique

The mud resist printing technique used by Indigo People is a very old and authentic printing method from India. Mud printing is a resist dyeing process applied to the finished textile, using the block print or screen print method. A mixture of mud and tree gum is printed on the fabric using a handmade wooden block or a silk screen. The mud resists dye during the indigo dipping. Once the mud is removed after the dyeing, the printed area remains its original base colour.

Watch in the video here below how it works.

Indigo People Fall Winter 2017 lookbook

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.