TJ Indigo Clothing Co. is a small line of modern, eco-friendly indigo
shibori one-of-a-kind clothing, hand crafted in Toronto, using natural
fabrics & natural indigo dye. TJ Indigo attempts to reinvent
clothing for conscious living and lifestyle. Our garments are a mix of comfort and uniqueness in a
distinctive 'living' blue color, inspired by nature and a profound respect for it, Zen
aesthetic, abstract art and European fashion traditions.
We offer clothing, bedding and accessories.
Can't find what you are looking for here? Try our etsy shop http://tjindigo.etsy.com
About the Fit.
We believe in great design being functional and user-oriented, the kind that pays extreme attention to detail and avoids being *fashionable*, because it's innovative and timeless, values that are largely missing from today's throw-away culture.
clothing embodies this philosophy, adjustable one size designs, relaxed
sculptural silhouettes, soft natural fabrics and skillful craftsmanship that is hard to find.
Clothing to feel good about.
Natural and sustainable is at the core of TJ Indigo Clothing Co. Natural indigo shibori or ai-zome dye technique, dating back to 10th century Japan, being inherently 'user and earth friendly' was a major contributing factor in my decision to pursue this business. We use natural, plant and protein based fabrics exclusively, including cotton, linen, silk and wool. We use paper for tags, cards and wrapping, cotton and hemp strings and threads and as much as possible natural buttons.
By buying locally made clothing, like TJ Indigo, customers are not just supporting an artisan who makes good quality pieces, but choosing 'slow' over 'fast fashion', cheaply and abundantly available everywhere in North America. Fashion industry is the second largest polluter on the planet after big oil, while the clothing is made by predominantly women in third world countries who work under slave-like conditions. And as with solar power and electric cars, there's an enormous opportunity for change!
Synthetic dyes used in the vast majority of clothing contain harmful toxins that seep into our environment. Synthetic fibers are plastics, made from and treated with heavy chemicals that are released into air and water. Synthetic microfibres or 'micro plastic' have become a huge environmental issue, it is estimated that around 1,900 individual fibers can be rinsed off a single acrylic or nylon garment. Natural fabrics are sustainable, less toxic, often longer lasting, bio-degradable and feel fantastic to wear. As part of the growing 'slow fashion' movement, in a small way we are changing the world by offering ethically made, 'one of a kind' and high quality clothing at different price points, flexible in sizing and even season-wise to everyone and anyone in the family, with the hope of making the world a more livable place for all of us. We are small, but we have big ideas.
Tamila Lesov is the creative director and owner of TJ Indigo Clothing Co. She received her education from Ontario College of Art and Design and after having worked as a UI designer with software companies for over 10 years she became fascinated with natural dying techniques and sustainable clothing. She works together with a fashion designer with over 30 years experience in fashion industry under the belt.