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Look Book

2019 A/W

Corduroy Jacket

28,000 yen

$ 260

Corduroy Pants

22,000 yen

$ 215

About  Watanabe's

Watanabe’s

渡邉健太

藍師

染師

阿波藍の産地として知られる徳島県上板町を拠点に藍の栽培、染料となる蒅(すくも)造り、染色、製作を一貫して行う。

蓼藍という植物の葉を乾燥、発酵させてつくる蒅をもとに、日本の伝統技法 ’’天然灰汁発酵建て’’ を用いてつくられる藍色は、深みのある、冴えた色合いが美しく、色移りしにくいという特徴を持つ。

古き良き日本の伝統を残しつつ、新たな機軸で藍を伝えるべく、国内外で幅広く活動を行う。

堆肥造り、土造り、種まき、育苗、栽培、蒅造り、染色液の仕込み…

Watanabe’sの藍色は、関わる全ての方々と全ての過程に想いをもって取り組んだ結果の副産物である。

伝統工芸という枠から少しだけ工業化に戻すこと。
暮らしに寄り添う色として、人々の生活に馴染んでいくものづくりを考える。
 

Watanabe's

Kenta Watanabe

Indigo Farmer

Indigo Dyer

Watanabe’s is based in Kamiita-cho in Tokushima Prefecture; the area known for indigo dyeing.

We conduct various activities around Japan to spread the tradition of indigo dyeing, all while bridging connections and forming new friendships. On top of that, we're also want to reach out to those outside of Japan.

Our process of dyeing starts from the very beginning till the very end: cultivating the indigo plant, fermenting it with lye to create indigo dye, and finally dyeing products with it.

We have adopted the traditional practice of indigo dyeing, so the dye in our final product is rich in colour and doesn't wear off easily.

The indigo colour of Watanabe’s is a product of an extensive thought process and human connections from making of compost to fertilize the fields, cultivation of Indigo plants, fermentation of Indigo leaves to making the indigo dye vats.

With traditional craft as the general framework of operation and a bit of help from industrial equipments, we aim to promote a colour that is familiar to all and inseparable from our daily lives.
 

 

Philosophy

藍染めについて

Dyeing request

​染色の依頼について

Archive

製作物について

Event

イベントの履歴

 

〒771-1350 徳島県板野郡上板町瀬部314番地10

314-10, Sebe, Kamiita, Itano, Tokushima, Japan 771-1350

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