Coal Drops Yard has commissioned BUAISOU for a series of handmade and hand dyed flags specifically for London Craft Week.
Located in Tokushima Prefecture, an area of Japan known for producing Awa indigo, BUAISOU does everything from indigo cultivation and creating dye to designing and making products.
The indigo dye of BUAISOU uses a traditional technique called Jigoku date (‘making hell’). Jigoku date involves mixing wood lye, bran and shell ash, followed by a fermentation process. This is one of the world’s most complex dye production processes.
Alongside the installation, the BUAISOU team is onsite hosting a series of dyeing workshops in KIOSK N1C, which is also the first UK stockist of BUAISOU’s clothing and homewares.
See Indigo Hands at Coal Drops Yard until 30 May.