Our collaborative capsule with Tokyo/Berlin based C.C.P. fuses the ancient Japanese technique of Aizome dying with contemporary art. All pieces included in the capsule are unique and handmade, dyed with ancient techniques from Japan, sustainably utilizing only the power of nature. Aizome (Japanese for Indigo) has been a big part of Japan's culture for centuries. The aizome studio C.C.P. collaborated with to create this capsule is based on the oceanside of Japan, Chiba. The Ayaki Indigo Luv Studio, is a sustainable lifestyle driven workshop run by individuals using the indigo dyeing technique Sho-Aizome, which is a 100% sustainable dying method. This technique was used during the Muromachi period (A.D. 1500) and is the most ecological way of indigo dye, since all ingredients are biodegradable. To create the indigo dye liquid, "Sukumo" , composted indigo leaves and "lye” derived from wood ash are combined and gradually transformed due to the power of fermentation. To further enhance the fermentation process, the Sukumo gets fed with bran or shell ash for rich bacteria growth and nutrition. In the final step, the colour fastening, the dyed fabric is solely oxidised in water and air and fastened through the energy of the sun.
Through the natural process from plant to dye liquid in which only the energy from mother Earth is borrowed, the aizome method transforms and enhances the properties of the dyed garments, naturally increasing the durability of the fabric, adding antibacterial and odorless attributes.
This Dip Dye shortsleeve Tee features graphics from Tokyo-based artist Aki Yamamoto. A comic-abstract take on a classic Japanese Yokai spirit. Read more about the collection here.
- 100% Cotton
- Aizome Dip Dye Technique
- Front Graphic Print
- Artwork by Aki Yamamoto
- Patch Label near Hem
- Limited Edition
- Made in Japan
*Men's Model is 6'0" and wears a size Medium
*Women's Model is 5'8" and wears a size Small
All products are dyed through the use of natural indigo in Chiba, Japan. The water may turn yellow/brown during washing, which is a lye component peculiar to natural indigo dyeing. We recommend to wash the cloth individually for the first 1-2 times. The remaining lye will gradually come to the surface when exposed to the sun and the cloth may turn to yellowish. In that case, soak in hot water (about 40℃) for an hour before washing it. Through the unique characteristic of Sho-Aizome the lye is gradually removed each time you wash it, at the same time, the “ Aizome” blue becomes more vivid and clear.
Please use the charts below as a rough guideline to measurements through all international sizings. Please note sizes may vary between Brand and Designer as reflection of their individual look and fit, we do our best to give a detailed description of fit next to each item, however if you are unsure about a particular fit please contact us at email@example.com before placing your order and we will do our best to supply you with the info you require.
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