Wednesday, January 26, 2011

All For Blue

No wonder humans find ways to automate every process under the sun. The amount of labour it takes to naturally extract indigo is crazy.  




Here's another video worth seeing. This one is about Adire. These textiles are incredible and the amount of manual work that goes into their production is astounding.  I think it's worth considering a world with less automation but what would it do to the cost of fabric? This cloth should be very expensive: 


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