Indigo-dyed cotton is a traditional African fabric of the Dogon people in Mali. This indigo dyeing technique is very present in traditional West African society. It is the most commonly used natural pigment. The traditional method consists of fermenting the indigo leaf.
For this vegan model, we have selected a raw indigo fabric with sickle motifs. These motifs symbolise the traditional environment between crafts and agriculture in which the dyers live.
We associate this vegan model with the Ugandan black lubbugo, a tree bark listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To obtain the black coloring, the bark is buried for several days to benefit from the oxidation of the earth. Tree bark is also an ecological alternative to leather.
Shoe designed without animal leather.