Indigo dyeing (Aizome) is a traditional Japanese dyeing technique. It involves fermenting and oxidizing the leaves of Indigo plant, known as "Ai," to extract Indigo pigment, which is then used to dye fabrics and threads. This delicate process requires the skill and experience of highly-trained artisans. Aizome products develop a deeper color and a richer texture over time as they are used and cherished.
"Indigo Leather" is achieved by using a special technique we developed combining natural and synthetic Indigo and finishing with oil for a soft touch. This leather combines the inherent texture and richness of genuine leather with the gentle hues of indigo dye. After two chrome tanning processes, the leather undergoes Indigo dyeing while in its raw state, resulting in a luxurious blend of colors. Meticulously hand-dyed in multiple stages by skilled artisans, this leather showcases their dedication and attention to detail.
"Enhanced Luster and Soft Patina: The Distinctive Traits of Indigo Dyed Leather. Like denim, enjoy the fading beauty that comes with extended use and friction."
● Similar to the way denim ages Indigo-dyed leather products may experience color fading due to water exposure, sweat, or friction and may transfer color to clothing. Please avoid using them on rainy or hot days and refrain from pairing them with light-colored garments.
● Our indigo-dyed leather products are dyed using a blend of natural Indigo and synthetic Indigo, with no added surface pigments, preserving its raw appearance. As a result, natural traces like scars or color variations may be visible. Additionally, friction may cause subtle changes in the leather's surface color. Please be aware of these unique characteristics of the material."