All-natural indigo dyes. Hand-painted, sun-dried mud cloth. Locally-sourced, organic cotton. As one of the last countries still using these authentic materials, our decision to go to Mali for indigo and mud cloth textiles was pretty much a no brainer.
It’s no secret that indigo and mud cloth have become a staple of the well-traveled home. But, what most people don’t know is that very few indigo and mud cloth pieces on the market today are made with natural craft methods. In fact, most are made with chemical dyes or synthetic cotton, all done by machine.
With this collection, we set out to preserve the natural, old-school way of crafting these West African textiles.
Every piece of this collection is directly tied to the natural environment. From using native n’gallama tree leaves to set the dyes to fermented mud from the Niger River to hand-paint designs, each step is done in the most natural way possible.
Needless to say, we’re incredibly proud of this sustainable collection and what it means for the 183 artisans that helped us to bring it to life.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating these craft traditions and its maker’s who are committed to making sure they live on. To see the full collection, click HERE.