The Indigo Collection
Our experiments with natural indigo dye and leather continue with the sixth batch of the Indigo Collection.
We hand-dye each piece with real, natural indigo dye using proprietary methods, resulting in that unmistakable, beautifully textured, unparalleled indigo blue. Each piece is truly unique and a one-of-a-kind in it's own right.
These pieces are dyed in small batches in limited quantities. Please see the "Leather info" tab for more information on the leather and the dying process as well as this blog post.
As it's name implies, this wallet is themed on minimalism. Simple, clean and minimal - constructed with the utmost minimal amount of layers possible (two) - but without sacrificing functionality. The pared down construction also makes for a nice, slim wallet that doesn't take up a lot of real estate in your pocket.
Entirely handcrafted in-house from start to finish.
- While we've taken care to remove excess indigo and seal the dye in, the indigo will crock, much like your favorite pair of raw jeans. The crocking will subdue with use. Please be mindful of staining lighter colored objects.
- Each batch is field-tested with a product sample to ensure quality standards are met. However, this process is uncharted and highly experimental so results may vary.
- Repeatedly dip-dyed to achieve a textured, gradient pattern
- Every piece is 100% unique—see picture 4 for a sampling of variations
- Main billfold pocket
- Two card slots that comfortably accommodate 3-4 cards each
- Burnished edges
- Constructed from domestically produced veg tan leather
- Bench-made in USA
- Approx 4 1/8” x 3 1/4” folded
Indigo is one of the oldest dyes and has an extensive history that spans countries, cultures, and eras. Natural indigo dye is derived from plants—primarily from the genus Indigofera—and uses a living fermentation process to convert the leaves into indigotin (indigo dye) and again to activate and dissolve the dye in water.
All products in the indigo collection have been dyed using this ancient process.
Vegetable Tanned Leather (Veg Tan, Bark Tan) - Refers to leather that has been tanned using tannin and other ingredients found in tree bark and other vegetable matter. This method of tanning has been in existence for thousands of years. Left un-dyed (natural), this leather will age in color dramatically, specific to it's owner's use. This makes for a very personal product that will evolve along with you. Natural veg tan leather darkens with exposure to sun, natural oils (animal oils applied to condition, oil from your hands, etc), and water.