We combine sustainable materials with timeless aesthetics to create effortless everyday fashion. The wellness of both wearers and producers is carefully considered at every step of the ethical and responsible manufacturing process

Our Mission

Indigo People aims to set an evolved standard for sustainable garments with well-considered design, durable quality, honest value and ethical impact. We partner with factories that manufacture responsibly and ethically to ensure the fair value and positive impact of our products.

We collaborate with traditional weaver communities in Asian countries where hand looming and indigo dyeing have been practised for generations. Each community has its own specialised 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 that give 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 fibre will get more flexible and gain softness.


Indigo Dye

Indigo is a natural dye extracted from the leaves of a variety of Indigofera plants, that are cultivated in tropical areas throughout the world. The method of extraction involves the fermentation of the fresh leaves, then fermented a second time with other natural ingredients before eventually becoming indigo dye. The indigo is made with lots of care and attention as each vat of dye can result in different hues.

Tie and Dye

It is a manual resist dyeing method in which areas on the garment are blocked using different methods of tying and then the garment is dyed. The tied areas remain undyed resulting in beautiful patterns.

Ikat Weaving

It is a resist dyeing process, where the desired pattern is wrapped on bundles of weft yarn and then dyed in natural indigo before the yarns are woven into scarf. The weaver lines up the dyed yarns on the handloom to form the pattern. It is a highly complex process as the weft yarns must be carefully adjusted after each passing of the shuttle to maintain the clarity of the pattern design.

Batik Printing

It is a traditional wax-resist printing technique. The applied wax on the bandana resists dyes during the natural indigo dyeing process. The areas treated with wax-resist retain their original colour. When the wax-resist is removed, in boiling water, the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas forms the beautiful pattern.