Sun drying of Charcoal yarns
Bingo Fushiori is yarn-dyed with sumi-zome, which is very rare in Japan.
Saki-zome(yarn dyeing) refers to dyeing in the thread state, rather than in the fabric or finished product state.
The advantage of yarn dyeing is that the dyes penetrate into the fibers and deepen the colors when the fabric is woven.
Moreover, the dyeing process is carried out in a bundled state called "kase," which allows the dye to spread throughout the entire fabric.
Sumi-zome is a dyeing method that has been practiced in Japan since ancient times. Sumi ink itself was already being produced throughout Japan in the Heian period (794-1192).
Among these, the Kinki region centering on Nara Prefecture is said to have been the most active.
It is a raw material that is very familiar to Japanese people, as it is used in calligraphy and art such as Suiboku-ga (ink painting).
Bingo Fushiori's sumi-zome dyes are made by fine-tuning colors based on sumi ink.
Currently, two colors are available (dark sumi and light sumi), so the number of dyeing times and dyes need to be adjusted.
The dark sumi ink has a chic atmosphere, but it is not too dark and has some warmth to it. It is very rare to find black color in natural dyestuff, so it is very useful for customers.
"Fushiori thin grey" and "Futofushi charcoal" are classified as dark sumi color.
On the other hand, light sumi gives a fresh and bright impression.
"Fushiori light grey" and "Futofushi light grey" fall into this category.
A sustainable material that is also gentle to the body. Sumi ink.
It's a recommendation for naturalist.