The Origin T-shirt and Pinay Warrior Bandana are a result of mindful process. Using organic cotton and loom-woven textile respectively, the dyeing process begins at one of the few sustainable traditional dye houses in Indonesia.
The dyeing to drying process takes at least one week with the use of organic botanical dye from plants native to the island of Bali. Harvested from their local indigo plantation, the leaves of the trees are hand-stripped (the roots are left to maintain the life of the plant), shredded and boiled down for 6 hours to extract the rich indigo dye.
Uncut fabric is dipped at least six times to achieve the deep blue colour. To minimise wastage, all water used for dyeing is filtered through an on-site lily pond and reused for farming irrigation. Tees and bandanas are then responsibly constructed by hand in our workshop in Denpasar.
These pieces express an appreciation for slow made process, nature and tradition, and contain subtle imperfections in colour consistency that will fade and soften over time.
~ Home Pacifico
Video - Melodee Malazarte and Sam Odlum
Sound - Swerv