Indigo can give clear blues that range from the tint of a pale sky blue to a deep navy that is almost black.
100% botanical extract of Indigofera Tinctoria in dried cake form ranging from 80-100 grams. Very strong (approx 60.65% indigotin).
Store in dry, cool place away from light. It does help keep the dye in a compact form for long term storage.
CANCELLATIONS & RETURNS
We are unable to accept cancellations after shipping. But please contact us if you have any problems with your order. Because of the nature of these items, unless we are able to confirm that they arrive damaged or defective, we can’t accept returns for indigo cakes.
Our indigo comes from a Tarai Blue farm in Uttarakhand, India on the foothills of the Himalayas Mountains. Happy women led teams enjoy the new opportunity for a colourful work that shares in a positive community transformation.
Natural Indigo Dye is an extract prepared from Indigofera tinctoria which is cultivated for this purpose. Indigofera Tinctoria is a legume, part of the bean family of plants, and is an excellent source of indigotin. Indigo is the legendary source of colorfast blues and its ability to produce a wide range of shades has made it a very successful dye plant for many cultures around the world.
A beginner level dyer will find it is exciting to experiment with indigo, but consistent results will come with experience. This is the most rewarding of dyes and a single vat can go a long time with a bit of love and warmth. Indigo does not need a mordant for dyeing but good scouring of fabrics is essential. The indigo cake needs to be ground with pestle and mortar. One cake of Indigo at 80 grams will dye approximately 5 sq. meters of fabric a deep shade of blue with multiple layers of vat dips.
10% of all of our indigo proceeds go to support one of our Small Steps projects.