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Botanically Dying The Canvas
To begin, we use superior, heavy-duty canvas that is hand-dyed with plants by a small group of Indonesian artisans who collaborate with local farmers who supply the organic materials, we use to colour our bags. We use mango leaves for yellows, sappan wood bark for reds, mahogany leaves for browns, indigofera leaves for blues, and umbrella leaves for black. Using only these five colours, we can produce a vast spectrum of hues.
Natural dyeing takes a bit more time than synthetic dyeing since the colour must be removed from the bark and leaves by harvesting, drying, and boiling them. However, it is a fairly simple process, and there is no need to cut down the trees, which allows them to continue to grow happily, and the eco-friendly method composts the residual leaves.
After colouring, our fabric is hung out on bamboo racks and allowed to air dry in the shade, nourished by the Indian Ocean's sea breeze. The material develops a wonderful texture and stone-washed look as it dries, and each bag is absolutely unique due to the distinct effect of the botanicals. There are no two alike.
ENKI ECO can proudly say that this whole process is 100% eco-friendly and sustainable with zero chemicals used.
Engineering The Bags and Accessories
The materials are then delivered to our small group of Javanese artisans, who craft our products from the ground up using traditional methods to create the beautiful pieces you see.
ENKI Eco-Engineered Goods use AGS bronze hardware for our zips and buckles, and we up-cycled all of our leftovers for padding.
We are committed to being environmentally friendly as well as highly sustainable.