Indigo Dye - Natural and Synthetic Type with Fade Resistance

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Indigo dye must be tested before using and it is mainly used in jeans.

Indigo dye is an important dyestuff with a unique shade of blue color. It is natural, which is extracted from the plant called indigofera in history. The dye provides a brilliant and eye-catching blue color to the fabric and cotton. However, nearly all indigo dye produced today (several thousands tons each year roughly) is synthetic by chemical methods. Indigo blue is the primary color of blue jeans in the world, and its importance is increased at present as a result. In the United States, indigo is primarily used to dye cotton clothes and blue jeans. Over one billion pairs of jeans are dyed blue with indigo around the world. Besides, indigo dye is widely used in wool, silk, food and makeups.

The matters need to note about storage & transportation:

  • The product must be stored in shade, dry & well-ventilated warehouse.
  • Avoid to be contacted with oxidizing chemicals and combustible organic substances.
  • Keep it away from direct sunlight, heat and open flames.
  • Carefully carry the product and avoid damaging the package.

Safety guidelines for using indigo dye.

  • Operate all chemicals with care, because some may be poisonous.
  • Protect yourself by wearing glasses, gloves and a face mask when operating chemicals and dyes. Avoid skin contact and accidental ingestion.
  • Work in well ventilated environment, away from children.
  • Store all chemicals and dyes in containers with noticeable label.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when operating chemicals.
  • If you contact chemicals directly or ingest them, visit a doctor quickly.
Eight reasons tell you why use indigo
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Indigo makes dyeing easier.

Indigo does not require fibre to be mordanted beforehand, so it makes dyeing easier. 

Indigo makes dyeing fast.

Indigo dyeing process typically takes 5 - 10 minutes.

Indigo dyes at low temperature.

Indigo dyes at about 40 to 50℃ and saves energy unlike many other natural dyes that require a high work temperature. 

Indigo is economical.

Indigo is very concentrated. Experience demonstrates that 10g indigo can dye up to 1kg fibre.

Indigo is eco-friendly.

There is no harm substance produced during using indigo.

Indigo protects from insects.

Indigo dye is long-lasting and practical, and indigo dye can protect the material from the damage of moths and insects.

Natural indigo dye has many sources.

Most parts of the world have native plants that can extract indigo.

Indigo can dye many kinds of materials

like: cotton, fibre, wool, silk, leather, feathers and so on.

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Indigo dye has two kinds: natural and synthetic. The synthetic Indigo dye is widely used in clothes, bags, food and makeups in modern society.

Indigo dye can be used for cotton, wool, silk and leather dyeing, so it is extensively used in clothes and bags.

Indigo dye can be used in food as additive to make the food colorful, but the amount used is limited.

Indigo dye makes women more beautiful and confident, and it promotes the progress of society and increasing of global economy.

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