My friend and fellow Indigo enthusiast, Michelle just sent me this link to a feature on BUAISOU via the Urban Outfitters blog. They are two young Japanese indigo farmers + dyers, Kenta Watanabe and Kakuo Kaji and they have a Indigo dye house in Brooklyn. For around $50 you can attend one of their Bushwick workshops (DYE YOUR OWN GARMENTS, KATAZOME: RICE RESIST DYEING, or ROKETSUZOME: JAPANESE BATIK) . Their site notes, “All workshops are for beginners and using a 100% organic indigo vat with SUKUMO, dye made of composted indigo leaves harvested in our farm in Tokushima, Japan.” How cool is that?
Their farming process photos are fantastic…see them here.
Images are from http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com