One of a kind stylish and comfortable cotton bib apron, hand dyed with all natural indigo dye.

 

All aprons are one of a kind, hand dyed in all natural indigo dye yielding completely unique patterns

Indigo Bib Apron

$50.00Price
  • This stylish bib apron is made of 100% cotton, making it comfortable as well as breathable. 

     

    Care:

    Machine washable. Wash with cold water in gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach them or run through a hot dryer. Wash seperate or with similar colors.

  • Organic Indigo is a powder from the leaves of the indigo plant called Indigofera tinctoria, one of the oldest dyes known to humankind.  It is the only natural blue. Its colorant is present in other plants, including woad (Isatis tinctoria), Japanese indigo, (Persicaria tinctoria, a buckwheat) and Strobilanthes cusia, a distant cousin to the ornamental Persian Shield that you can buy at Home Depot. Indigo was used to dye shrouds for Egyptian burials, uniforms for Napoleon’s Army, prestige cloth for African chiefs, and to dye denim for blue jeans.  The color was synthesized around 1880 by Alfred Bayer and shortly after the world indigo market collapsed as manufacturers switched to the new miracle synthetic dye.  Cultivation acreage plummeted and within 20 years only a fraction of the indigo used worldwide was from natural sources.