Kokoro

Índigo Culture & Crafts

We are a textile studio that uses the indigo plant processing it in a traditional way: from the cultivation of the indigo, the preparation of the tubs, the dyeing and the design.

THE DYEING PROCESS

The fibres dyed with natural indigo are durable, difficult to burn, have an insect repellent effect and heat retention. It has been used in everyday clothes since ancient times.

As a curiosity Indigo is said to have antiseptic and detoxifying effects and has been used as a Chinese medicine.

We work to bring back traditional indigo tub techniques and design great textiles with creative designs that are rooted in the modern era while respecting tradition

Our work

All our products are limited series, elaborated from our studies and investigations and they serve us to be able to support our project.

ABOUT THE INDIGO

Indigo has a history as intense as its color

Indigo has been used to dye fabrics for millennia: the oldest evidence of its use dates back to 6,000 years ago in Huaca Prieta, Peru, but it was used in Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, Mesoamerica and Africa, in addition to India, Japan and Southeast Asia.

Although it is a dye that is widespread throughout the planet, there are different types of plants that give us that wonderful blue: Isatis, Persicaria, Wrightia and Strobilantthes.

We are growing two species of indigo: Persicaria tinctoria and Isatis tinctoria.

Mapa distribución índigo
Distribution of different varieties of indigo around the world. Adaptation: Natural Dyes: sources, tradition, technology and science. Archetype publications. Cardon,Dominique(2007).

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

We have several learning courses and different types of training.