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DIY your DYE, Vol. 01 – Indigo Workshop

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We will have a workshop on indigo dyeing using Indian indigo. Indigo dyeing has recently been attracting attention for its sustainability, antibacterial properties and health benefits.

Sat, April 24, 2021  UTC+09:00

11:00 – 13:00

Sat, April 24, 2021  UTC+09:00

14:00 – 16:00

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4,500 JPY Includes a cafe drink

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・If you are not feeling well, please refrain from participating.

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We will be holding this workshop, “DIY your DYE,” during the internationally celebrated Earth Day. Each year Earth Day has a different theme, and this year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth”.

Dyeing with your own hands is not only an opportunity to learn about dyeing techniques, but also to think about the impact of factory dyeing on the earth. The chemical substances discharged into the water by dyeing are still causing the death of aquatic organisms and the pollution of soil and water. Through DIY dyeing, let’s I take a step toward thinking about these issues while practicing alternative dyeing methods.

In this workshop, we will use Indian indigo.

You can either bring your own items to dye, or use the t-shirts or socks that we can provide (an additional fee of 500 yen will be charged). Indigo dyeing has been a widespread tradition in Japan since the Asuka period, and has been loved by many people for its beautiful colors and benefits. In recent years, attention to indigo dyeing has been gradually increasing due to the sustainable viewpoint in the fashion industry and the reevaluation of traditional culture.

The indigo products, which can be used for years to come, are perfect for those who care about the earth and want to keep using their products for a long time.

Once you see the beautiful indigo, you will never forget it! So come and experience it for yourself.

See you at FabCafe!

I♡SKATEBOARD SHIBUYA is a sustainable x culture experimental unit that started with 100BANCH. In a collaboration between Tokushima indigo dyeing, a traditional technique, and skateboards made from scrap wood, I♡SKATEBOARD SHIBUYA created an indigo-dyed skate ramp made from scrap wood on the streets of Shibuya. They upcycle and produce sportswear, hats, and skateboards made from scrap wood using indigo dyeing to propose a sustainable culture.


Date & Time: April 24 (Sat), (1) 11:00-13:00, (2) 14:00-16:00
Location: FabCafe Tokyo
Fee: 4,500 yen (includes one drink)
We will provide cotton T-shirts and socks for an additional 500 yen.
Capacity: 20 people (first-come-first-served basis)
Target: Anyone!
Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.
Application URL: http://ptix.at/rc0zAI

Up to 2 people can join on the day.

What to bring
・T-shirts, handkerchiefs, and socks (white cotton, linen, and silk only.. Animal materials and synthetic fibers cannot be dyed.) If you don’t have a natural fiber product to dye, we can provide them at the venue.
・Please wear clothes that can get dirty or an apron.

Workshop Facilitators

  • Yumi Komori

    Ethical Fashion Designer
    Representative Director of HighLogic Inc.
    President of TSUNAGU

    While exploring her own self-expression as the designer of the grass-dyed lingerie brand “Liv:ra,” Yumi Komori is running a practical lab at TSUNAGU, a general incorporated association that aims to bring about essential social change through the transformation of the minds of individuals, particularly millennials. This practical laboratory aims to bring about essential social change through the transformation of the minds of individuals, especially millennials.

    Following her intuitive inspiration born from a sense of happiness, she is active in many fields, including product design, system design, lectures, and workshops, with ethical fashion at the core.

    While exploring her own self-expression as the designer of the grass-dyed lingerie brand “Liv:ra,” Yumi Komori is running a practical lab at TSUNAGU, a general incorporated association that aims to bring about essential social change through the transformation of the minds of individuals, particularly millennials. This practical laboratory aims to bring about essential social change through the transformation of the minds of individuals, especially millennials.

    Following her intuitive inspiration born from a sense of happiness, she is active in many fields, including product design, system design, lectures, and workshops, with ethical fashion at the core.

  • Kurumi Utonomiya

    Member of Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University.
    I ♡ SKATEBOARD SHIBUYA Leader
    Former Director of web media Flat.

    When Kurumi Otunomiya was a high school student, she became aware of the idea of Satoyama Capitalism and traveled to mountain village areas across Japan. While learning about natural energy and rural society, she launched the web media Flat. to advocate the impact of individuals on the environment. After that, she collaborated with TSUNAGU to design ethical fashion using indigo dyeing. She proposes a lifestyle that coexists with nature through various collaborations with indigo dyeing and fashion.

    When Kurumi Otunomiya was a high school student, she became aware of the idea of Satoyama Capitalism and traveled to mountain village areas across Japan. While learning about natural energy and rural society, she launched the web media Flat. to advocate the impact of individuals on the environment. After that, she collaborated with TSUNAGU to design ethical fashion using indigo dyeing. She proposes a lifestyle that coexists with nature through various collaborations with indigo dyeing and fashion.

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Date & Time

Sat, April 24, 2021 11:00 – 13:00 UTC+09:00
Sat, April 24, 2021 14:00 – 16:00 UTC+09:00

Venue

FabCafe Tokyo
150-0043 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-22-7 Dogenzaka Pier 1F
tel. 03-6416-9190
https://fabcafe.com/jp/tokyo/
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Fee

4,500 JPY Includes a cafe drink

Capacity

20

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