My daughters have launched their own clothing company, upcycling vintage and modern pieces, and dying them using a Japanese shibori technique.
Indigo Clothing Co. Products:
+ 100% natural indigo dye
+ a modern take on Japanese shibori dyeing techniques
+ upcycled vintage & modern pieces
+ environmentally and socially conscious
They started the company at the end of this past summer, and they spend most of their free time “grinding” on their business. Their eCommerce website launched recently, and I found the models’ bios especially entertaining.
This company is teaching them an amazing array of life lessons from communication and negotiation skills to accounting and web design. My oldest who will be attending art college is the creative force while my middle daughter focuses on marketing, accounting, and operations.
When I came across this video that shows the link between Japanese samurai and real indigo, I felt a cosmic connection. Their Japanese side of the family has samurai roots.
Their website is here if you want to check it out.
p.s. Here is a video of their Maine photoshoot. It was a family vacation for some of us and a “working vacation” for the Indigo gang.
p.p.s. Here’s a photoshoot.
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