Dyeing. All our creations are dyed with natural pigments. We work exclusively with linen and hemp, coming from France, Belgium and Italy. We first cut and rinse the linen, and then soak it in a bath for several hours prior to dyeing. This operation, called "etching," is paramount in our production process. It determines the precise fixation of the pigment and the firmness of the colors. Once dyed, the fabrics are thoroughly washed and rinsed in order to remove excess material and avoid deposits. A bee wax bath ends the process, giving softness, brightness and light to the dye.
Motifs. The very first pieces we created emerged from the same process as our most recent models. The approach is primarily intuitive, based on experiments with dyes and their interactions with linen.
The dyed textiles are related to the technique of shibori, which appeared in Japan in the 8th century.
The term comes from the verb shiboru, which means "to twist" or "to wrinkle." This technique serves to shield various portions of the fabric from the dye by folding, tying the fabric, or using stones, pieces of wood, or other objects so that no color reaches into in some areas. .