Swedish clothing brand Sarva made an indigo waistcoat which is made with natural indigo dyed fabric. Everything is handmade from weaving and dyeing to printing. The print is done hand. Curious how? The stencils are carved by hand in wood or on heavy paper. Then a mix of soya bean flour and slaked lime is applied through the openings of the stencil onto the white pure cotton cloth. When dry, the fabric is dipped numerous times into large tubs containing the natural indigo dye which is extracted from plants in the area. After the desired color is achieved and the fabric has dried, the paste is scraped off, revealing the white patterns on the now blue indigo dyed cotton fabric. Great isn’t it! Authentic workmanship it is.

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sarva clothing sweden waistcoat long john blog indigo blue denim jeans handmade fall winter 2015 sweden se brands brand oskar summerland lining bodywarmer  (1)

sarva clothing sweden waistcoat long john blog indigo blue denim jeans handmade fall winter 2015 sweden se brands brand oskar summerland lining bodywarmer  (3)

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim. Nominated as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50.