A cooperative initiated by ONG Care, Living Blue encompasses an entire production chain of artisans, beginning with those cultivating indigo from indigenously-grown indigofera tinctoria. This artisanal organization also contributes to the economic and social development of remote zones of Rangpur in Northern Bangladesh.
In their many workshops, situated in the midst of rice paddies, farmers, master dyers, embroiderers and couturiers all come together and are involved with the natural indigo dye. Tie-dye and shibori are complemented by quilting, which makes use of needlework for padding and embroidery and is anchored in centuries of local textile tradition.
auteur : Léa Liabastre