TJ Indigo Clothing Co. is a small line of modern 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
style in a distinctive 'living' blue color, inspired by nature, Japanese
culture and 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, functional and user-oriented, that pays
extreme attention to detail and avoids being fashionable, because it's
timeless and innovative, values that we feel are very important in
today's throw-away culture. Our clothing embodies this philosophy
through adjustable one size designs, soft natural fabrics and skillful
craftsmanship that is hard to find.
True Blue Shibori.
Natural indigo dyed clothing results in richer blues and has a surprising range
of qualities like antibacterial and flame-resistant characteristics, as
well as the fact that it repels odor and dirt.
Rooted in Japanese culture, this process dates back to the 1600 with
Samurais wearing indigo-dyed fabrics under their armor to help keep
bacteria from wounds. Even today, indigo blankets and clothing are
traditional baby gifts, in the belief that the properties in the natural
dye protect newborns from illness.
Clothing to feel good about.
Natural and sustainable is at the core of TJ Indigo Clothing Co. Natural indigo
shibori 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 and natural dyes and other renewable materials
throughout out process.
Customers shopping locally made clothing, like TJ
Indigo, 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.
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.