Founded by Kiat Yen and Johan Van de Berg on the affection of traditional craftsmanship and the love for natural indigo, INDIGO PEOPLE was established in 2013. Combining contemporary design with authentic techniques, every product is produced in small scale and thus absolutely unique.
Each product is handcrafted and customized with integrity by a master artisan, who handpicks the basic materials and dyes them in indigo. Their aim is not only to create unique products for indigo lovers, but also to keep the mastery of the traditional techniques alive by working directly with the traditional weavers and indigo dyers.
INDIGO PEOPLE collaborates with traditional weaver communities in Asian countries where hand looming and indigo dyeing have been practiced for generations. Each community has its own specialized technique that has a long tradition. Ikat weaving and batik printing are the most authentic manual techniques that are used by our artisans. These production methods can result in little imperfections, giving each product a unique appearance. The main material is based on unbleached and unprocessed cotton. The raw cotton is manually spun, which results in unevenness in the yarns. These little nubs in the weaving yarns give the product a natural and rugged look. When the scarves are worn more often, the cotton fiber will get more flexible and gain softness. In some products the cotton fiber is combined with silk to increase the wearer’s comfort and to give the product a subtle shine. You will love the bandanas and scarfs as our staff does!