Litmus

Litmus

LITMUS was founded in 2000, dedicated to preserving and showcasing Japan’s traditions and processes of making blue indigo (ai-ro) dye. Their dye liquids require months to prepare, consisting of a staggered combination of natural ingredients such as dried polygonum leaves, coal, sake, and wheat bran without the use of any foreign chemicals. LITMUS then uses an ancient method of reverse-discharge color extraction known as “A-KU-HA-KKO-DA-TE,” producing some of the richest and deepest hues of blue. Each of their hand-dyed products bears its own unique shade of blue, enriching and changing its expression over time.

LITMUS was founded in 2000, dedicated to preserving and showcasing Japan’s traditions and processes of making blue indigo (ai-ro) dye. Their dye liquids require months to prepare, consisting of a staggered combination of natural ingredients such as dried polygonum leaves, coal, sake, and wheat bran without the use of any foreign chemicals. LITMUS then uses an ancient method of reverse-discharge color extraction known as “A-KU-HA-KKO-DA-TE,” producing some of the richest and deepest hues of blue. Each of their hand-dyed products bears its own unique shade of blue, enriching and changing its expression over time.