Indigo dye is the king of natural dyes. Its use in dyeing and printing is as ancient as human civilization. Characteristic for its rich, deep, royal blue colour, Indigo is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a remedy to help protecting the body from heat and serving as an anti-septic.
Indigo is extracted from Indigofera tinctoria leaves, making it one of the most eco friendly dyes. The only waste product of the extraction process is natural compost, which can be used as an organic fertiliser used to revitalise farming soil.