Indigofera tinctoria, also called true indigo, is a species of plant from the bean family that was one of the original sources of indigo dye. It has been naturalized to tropical and temperate Asia, as well as parts of Africa, but its native habitat is unknown since it has been in cultivation worldwide for many centuries. Today most dye is synthetic, but natural dye from indigofera tinctoria is still available, and we love it. Dye is obtained from the processing of the plant's leaves. Indigo is a deep and rich colour close to the colour wheel blue (a primary colour in the RGB Colour Space), as well as to some variants of ultramarine. It is traditionally regarded as a colour in the visible, as well as one of the seven colours of the rainbow: the colour between violet and blue; however, sources differ as to its actual position in the electromagnetic field.
In order to get the indigo onto a previous dyed black garment, the fabric needs to go through a dye discharge process. Jolene has been using dye discharge methods since 2002 and this is a joy to work with. Once the colour from the black is discharged, a new layer of colour comes through the fabric typically ranging from reds and fire oranges to light peach shades which compliment the indigo so beautifully.
In essence, these sets go through 2 dye processes and many washes to achieve the stunning colours, patterns and textures which are rich and vibrant.
These sets are 100% cotton, come with a duvet cover with zipper and 2 pillow cases to match. They can be made in a queen or king size. Please allow 2 weeks for process and final shipping as these are custom order.