The only way to dye something blue naturally is to use indigo. Our natural indigo is harvested from a wild shrub called "indigofera" found in South India. Unlike its synthetic copy, natural indigo adds a subtle dimension to cloth that changes in tone and character as the garment is worn. Garment-dying is a demanding, organic process and it can take up to one day to properly colour just one piece.
The white porcelain buttons are delicatley hand rolled, cut and pierced by the designer’s mother, at her pottery studio in Toronto.
These Metsa shirts are individually hand dyed and none are exactly alike.
GOT MADE IN CANADA
|100%||Organic cotton guaze|
|—||Buttons — Hand pierced porcelain|
1. NATURAL INDIGO
Indigo is not naturally soluble and must be chemically reduced before dying.
2. INDIGO SOLUTION
Properly reduced indigo dye becomes translucent yellow.
When the shirt is removed from the dye it is a fluorescent green that slowly oxidizes and turns blue.
4. MULTIPLE DIPS
To achieve a dark blue, the shirt is dyed multiple times.