Indigo dye is made from Indigofera plants. By extracting the natural dye indigo, everyday white fabrics were transformed into a 'luxury' deep blue cloth. A very valuable ability passed on from generation to generation in Asian countries, such as India, China and Japan, where indigo has been used as a dye for centuries. An indigo cloth meant wealth, abundance and fertility.
Indigo | Mother of Pearl & Resin
For centuries indigo has been used as a dye in Asian countries, such as India, China and Japan. It is said that India is the oldest indigo supplier for Europe. The Greek word for paint, indicator, even refers to India.
The Romans used the term indicum, which evolved through Italian to the present word indigo. The used indigo as a painter's pigment and also for medical and cosmetic use. It remained a luxurious and rare product until the Middle Ages.
Indigo (denim) is made using Indigofera plants. By extracting the natural dye indigo, daily white fabrics were transformed into a 'luxury' deep blue cloth. A very valuable ability transferred from generation to generation. An indigo cloth meant wealth, abundance and fertility.
About Noosa Amsterdam
FAIR TRADE is essential to the production of NOOSA chunks. Noosa Amsterdam strives to trade in a fair and sustainable way by offering the artists a stable income and suitable workspace close to their homes. Noosa Amsterdam has created over 500 jobs in chunk manufacturing worldwide!
NOOSA Amsterdam is a unique concept created by two very passionate travellers who found themselves inspired by the huge diversity of cultures and symbolism found on Earth. Together, they came up with the idea of a unique line of customisable accessories: NOOSA.
NOOSA chunks can be seen as ‘souvenirs of yourself’; elements that create the feeling of being memories of extensive travels, unique cultures and the people you have met. The name NOOSA comes from the eponymous town in Australia, which both of the company’s founders have visited independently from each other. Both of them were deeply impressed by its atmosphere of authenticity, the special people and the magnificent National Park and therefore decided that NOOSA would be the perfect name for their brand of accessories.