Mens Cord Indigo Dye Camp Collar Shirt (washed indigo)
We're super excited to be sharing our very limited run of these beautiful Natural Indigo Dyed Cord Shirts. Crafted by a dear friend of TWC's over in California!
This is truly a collaboration that we are really proud of. Using our cream cord shirt as the base, we took a leap of faith knowing the results would be amazing, so unique and varied, the natural indigo dye and taken to each shirt lightly differently and will also fade and age beautifully over time.
Our Long Sleeve Cord Camp Collar Shirt now has some Cali, sun-drenched, indigo hued vibes to enhance your summer! Here's a little about the indigo dying process....
I used a Natural Indigo extract in powdered form. The indigo comes from a farm in south India. Natural indigo generally contains anywhere from 15% to 55% indigotin by weight depending on the crop, growing season and harvest.
A REDUCING AGENT
Chemically, we need to reduce the indigo to make it soluble — we do this with a reducing agent. The reducing agent I used was Fructose, so sugar coming from fruits.
In order for the reducing agent to act on the indigo, a basic environment is required. Chemically speaking, a base is the opposite of an acid. The reduction of indigo requires a basic (alkaline) solution. A recommended base for an indigo vat is calx (calcium hydroxide) also known as lime, pickling lime, or hydrated lime.
Fixing with water and vinegar solution. This shirt is constructed from a superfine cotton needlecord. Woven, sewn then Garment dyed to our specification in Madras - India, this camp collar shirt is a comfortable choice for those effortless outfit choices. We'd recommend washing this shirt separately on a low heat at 30˚ and be aware that colour may transfer on to lighter colours.
- Cord Shirt Made in Chennai, India
- Natural Indigo overdyed
- Size & Fit: Relaxed fit
- Details & Care 100% cotton Machine Wash cool Hang dry
- Wash shirt separately