I launched Chi Design Indigo, LLC to produce a line of natural fiber textiles for home decor and fashion accessories, all hand-dyed with natural indigo she grows and processes in South Carolina. My products are sold at annual craft shows, on-line through her website and Amazon Handmade, and small boutiques and galleries. I traveled to Japan to study Shibori and other ancient resist-dyeing techniques and shares her passion for indigo and other natural dyes by hosting workshops tailored to students of various skill levels. My mission is to revive the culture of indigo in South Carolina and provide indigo education and production experiences. As a founding board member of the International Center for Indigo Culture, I join other indigo artists in promoting an indigo renaissance in the Lowcountry of the Southeast.
· Earned 2015 American Made by Martha Stewart on Amazon Handmade
· First Runner Up, Crafty Feast South Carolina 2015
· Semi-Finalist, Made in the South Awards 2016, Garden & Gun
· Apparel magazine 2018 Top Innovator
I encourage everyone with a passion for being part of the indigo renaissance to join me. Explore my website, watch the short film below, sign up for the newsletter (chidesignindigo/connect), help spread the word, and share your ideas. Come visit CHI design indigo studio here in Columbia, South Carolina and join me for a workshop. Long live indigo!