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 uniqueness 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 being functional and user-oriented, the kind that pays extreme attention to detail and avoids being *fashionable*, because it's timeless and innovative, values that we feel are super important in today's throw-away culture.
clothing embodies this philosophy through adjustable one size designs, relaxed
sculptural silhouettes, 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.
The process dates back to the 1600s and is firmly rooted in Japanese culture, 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.
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.
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
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.