While synthetic Indigo dyed fabrics seem to be the norm these days, a few brands have prevailed in defying the status-quo to maintain a strong link between traditional Japanese dyeing methods and craftsmanship in the 21st Century. No strangers to producing top-shelf Natural Indigo Selvedge Denim, Studio D'Artisan have finally brought back from a 3 year hiatus their "Aizome" Selvedge Jeans. Hitting that perfect everyday-wear sweet-spot weight of 15oz., the slubby texture and light Indigo hue display all the unmistakeable characteristics of Tokushima Hank-dyed Natural Indigo Jeans.
From the very start of the process where the Sukumoused for the Natural Indigo Dye is produced right up until the Jeans themselves are sewn, each step involves the expertise of Tokushima's aging craftsmen who have honed their skills through decades of experience. The persistence that hank dyeing with natural indigo requires, guarantees a denim with a more resilient indigo color than any synthetic indigo dye. While the fading progress of the fabrics will be much slower than standard rope-dyed denim, you can expect one heck of a denim journey with this special piece of craftsmanship.
The Studio D'Artisan 15oz. "Aizome" Selvedge Jeans drop on 1/27 @ Midnight (JST)