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  • LOVE FOR EVERYTHING NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE INDIGENEOUS INDUSTRIES

    Posted by Bunosilo on 29.12.2016
     




    Indigenous Industries is a sustainable clothing brand that strives to promote Indian indigenous handicrafts industries by way of sustainable garments and accessories. They are currently using Khadi cotton, organic cotton, linen and Eri silk to manufacture their garments. To dye their clothes, they work exclusively with certified natural dyes. And, in the hope of simplifying and democratizing the use of natural dyes, they developed their own color fastness method that allows for a strong and prolonged fixation of the color. Furthermore, in an effort to manage waste, production scraps of organic cotton are collected and handmade into paper. The paper is then screen printed to be used for our communication needs, tags, visiting cards or gift boxes.

    Indigenous Industries
    aims to eliminate negative externalities from garment manufacturing. They want to promote handicrafts and shift the focus back to Traditional, sustainable production processes.


    Hand dyeing

    In 2014, the founders started experimentations with dyes, batiks, fabric construction, weaves and patterns. Their desire to discover and bring back ancient techniques pushed them to travel the roads of India. From Tamil Nadu to Gujarat, their Understanding grew. By the time they were through with Bihar and Assam, ideas fused, they ended their travels by opening up a sampling workshop in a small place on the outskirts of Ahmadabad. It was here that they started the process of dyeing, printing and drawing. They spent over a year experimenting with fabrics and all the while looking to improve our fabric quality and the fastness of the dyes.


    Green tee dyes components

    After a lengthy trial and error process, hundreds of meters of stained, uneven fabrics with bad fastness, they finalized their formulas for fabric dyeing. They were finally able to dye True Indigo, Yellow Myrobalan and Common Madder with incomparable evenness and fastness.


    Inspecting Khadi Fabrics

    They faced two major problems while trying out the naturally dyed Indigo.
    The first being oxidation, which means when the fabric is folded and kept outside for long, the indigo would oxidize and leave yellow lines where the fabric was folded.

    The second issue was bleeding of the color during washing. It’s widely known that Indigo bleeds for the first few washes. They had an idea, which they experimented with to sort out the two main problems.
    After several calibration tests, they cooked up a final recipe for their indigo fabrics and began their next set of trials in February 2016.After a month taking the air in Gujarat and another one in Tamil Nadu, no oxidation marks appeared, even in their finished garments, there were no hues of blue in the water of their first wash.
    The result of these trials was a source of great excitement for them, so they decided to bring Indigenous Industries to life and make clothing with beautiful, sustainable and easy to maintain natural hues
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    A Brand with true love for everything Natural and sustainable, Indigenous Industries makes a lot of effort to develop products with least amount of environmental impact and to provide products with have a very high quality.

    We at Bunosilo are glad to have a brand with such vision on board, do check out their unique collection at https://www.bunosilo.com


    -Words By Vincent