Stone Island

STONE ISLAND 7319 SHADOW PROJECT

FEATURING TRUE INDIGO AND FSDX DYNEEMA® INDIGO FUSED LEATHER


“The key take away to create this collection was the challenge to develop the fall winter ’020 – ‘021 Stone Island Shadow Project, mainly enquiring advanced 100% Indigo dyed materials. We choose to work with ECCO Leather for their knowledge, drive, focus and problem solving through technology.” Carlo Rivetti, Creative director and President of Stone Island
 
Centralizing the material research around the further investigation of Indigo adaptation to leather, True Indigo is created utilizing a state-of-the-art garment dye tanning technology and oxidation technique.
The indigo leather garments boast an extraordinary color result and uncompromised leather quality and appearance with an increased endurance level.
 
“ECCO Leather has developed a special indigo activating technique that promotes the oxidation process on leather with a unique colour look and depth. Subtle unevenness due to
varying adhesive properties of the Indigo to the leather surface are to be considered a feature. The indigo leather garments retain their own unique ability to patina over time.”

The contemporary Bovine Indigo leather is defined by unparalleled natural textures and distinctive colour depth, with subtle highlights of the natural leather character. 
Pushing the boundaries of classic leather appeal, we took inspiration from the intensely coloured garments that are dyed through and through after garment dyeing the finished look. To create FSDX Dyneema® Indigo fused leather, we fused paper thin Bovine leather with Dyneema® before applying the final Indigo dip. 
Its unbelievable strength does not compromise the quality or true appearance of leather. Fusing leather with Dyneema® results in a newly defined leather texture under the influence of Dyneema’s® recognizable fibre texture. 

INSPIRATION TO INNOVATE

The creation of our Indigo coloured leather is inspired by the traditions of Japanese Indigo dying techniques. Its unparalleled colour depth is the result of the direct application of natural Indigo to leather.

Indigo is not water soluble and cannot be applied like traditional dyestuff to leather or fabric. Therefore we developed a special activating technique that accepts the oxidation process to leather when applying Indigo, resulting in our unique surface dyed look.

INDIGO DYED LEATHER CHARACTERISTICS

Our Indigo coloured leather is recognizable for its characteristic deep tonality and high light-fastness qualities. Achieving deepness in colour is depending on the number of times the leather is dipped into an Indigo oxidation basin. The result and iconic colour shows subtle unevenness due to varying adhesive properties of the Indigo to the leather surface, highlighting the leather’s natural character.
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