This morning we were lucky enough to visit BUAISOU.'s Brooklyn indigo workshop studio and snap a couple of flicks. The appointment only space, located at 117 Grattan St, is home to various indigo dying workshops and pattern work. They produce beautiful pieces using their fermenting Sukumo indigo vats.
This fairly young brand has tremendously deep roots that stay true to the tradition of indigo fermenting and dying. The company was founded in Tokushima, Japan by two indigo farmers and dyers called Kenta Watanabe and Kakuo Kaji. The area is renowned for indigo leaf farming as well as the composting of indigo leaves into Sukumo. The brand is fully involved in the process from farming to fermenting and dying to stitching, giving them artistic control over each step.
They produce amazing work, and we are looking forward to putting together a collaborative indigo dying workshop in the coming months. Stay peeled to our workshop page for updates.
*photography by Bryan Luna