we all must dye

East London fashion and lifestyle retailer Goodhood is teaming up with C.C.P. aka Childhood Calm & Punk, an offshoot of our favourite Tokyo-based gallery Calm & Punk for an exclusive capsule collection which calls upon a select group of international artists.

Named the ‘Aizome’ collection, each piece is hand-dyed with ancient techniques hailing from Japan. Based on the oceanside of Chiba, Japan, the range features a unique indigo dyeing technique, ‘Sho-Aizome’ created by the Ayaki Indigo Luv Studio. The technique was used during the Muromachi period (A.D. 1500) and is the most ecological way of indigo dyeing, since all ingredients are biodegradable:

‘Sukumo’, indigo dyeing leaves and ‘Lye’, derived from wood ash. In the final step, the colour fastening, the dyed fabric is solely oxidised in water and air and fastened through the energy of the sun. Through this ancient process, the aizome method transforms and enhances the properties of the dyed garments, naturally increasing the durability of the fabric, adding antibacterial and odorless attributes.

The C.C.P. Aizome collection features artworks by four artists, Alexandre Bavard aka. Mosa, Aki Yamamoto, Laurie Herman & Nick Atkins. The collection comprises of a hoodie, long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirt, trouser, Riso printed zine and 4 Riso printed limited editions, each featuring artwork by the exhibited artists.