Founded on the affection for traditional craftsmanship and the love for natural indigo, Indigo People was established in 2013 when Kiat and Johan encountered artisans struggling to maintain their cultural heritage. It was often the case that mothers and grandmothers lost the ability to pass on the secrets of their craft when children moved to the city to pursue economic opportunities.
Combining contemporary design with authentic techniques, every product is produced in small scale and thus unique. Each product is handcrafted and customised with integrity by a master artisan, who handpicks the base materials and dyes them in indigo. They collaborate with traditional weaver communities in Asian countries where hand looming and indigo dyeing have been practised for generations. Each community has its own specialised technique that has a long tradition. Ikat weaving and batik printing are the most authentic manual techniques that are used by our artisans. These production methods can result in little imperfections that give each product a unique appearance.