Working With Natural Dyes on a Large Scale, Indigenous Industries
It is often heard that the process of natural dyeing isn't replicable on a large scale - so we thought we would do a spot of myth-busting and talk to an inspiring company creating natural dyes in bulk.
Indigenous Industries promotes traditional, sustainable production processes. Founded in 2014, they manufacture fabrics and ready-made clothing for labels and fashion designers worldwide, connecting designers with innovative textiles and ethical processes.
In this video you'll learn:
- How Indigenous Industries manufactures responsibly and what makes their dye processes sustainable.
- Tips for naturally dyeing at scale.
- About the safe dyes they use, how they source their fabrics and how they minimise their environmental impact.
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Indigo and Shiboriwith Rob Jones
London-based shibori textiles designer and natural dyer, Rob Jones, founded Romor Designs in the autumn of 2015. Rob's love of Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing, took him to Japan to study under the indigo guru, Bryan Whitehead. Today, his passion is finding the new in the old, building on the tradition and centuries of skill that shibori has behind it. He believes in taking work in new directions by combining techniques and inventing his own forms.
“I love pattern and am endlessly fascinated by the way natural dyes move through fabric. Although I determine the form of the patterns I create, I still get excited to see how the dye has moved every time I open a new piece ”