THE DYEING PROCESS
SUKUMO produces a unique indigo color through a natural process
In Japan, SUKUMO is the name given to the leaves of Ai – synonymous with the word “love” – (persicaria tinctoria) that have been fermented and prepared and then used for dyeing in a fermented indigo vat.
Following a 600-year-old Japanese tradition, we make our own dye.
We harvest, dry and ferment our Japanese indigo leaves in cycles of about 300 days.
SUKUMO’s blue color is the result of dyeing in different stages to produce deep blue tones.