These days, most products made with indigo dye use the synthetic kind – cheaper, faster, and easier to produce. But a few companies choose to keep the traditional indigo-making process – all the way from harvesting the indigo plants to fermenting the “sukumo” into liquid dye – alive. Japan-based BUAISOU is one of those companies.
Recently, Cool Hunting visited BUAISOU’s Brooklyn studio to get elbow-deep into the indigo-making process. Unlike other companies, BUAISOU also does the actual dyeing, mastering two unique crafts. Visit Cool Hunting’s website to read the story from start to finish.