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Indigo Dye Workshop

 In the Philippines lies infinite resources and techniques handed generation to generation just waiting to be discovered and utilized. Passed down by his father, Luis Agaid the so-called “Father of Natural Dye of Abra”, Luis Agaid Jr. will conduct a one day workshop in Makati this August 2019 to share the possibilities of natural dye in the Philippines.

Listen to their story. Learn the tradition.
Find opportunities for you, create livelihood for others.

Join us in rediscovering the North of Luzon’s hidden natural resources. There are limited written books and materials on natural dyes, learn from Mr. Luis Agaid Jr. himself and other natural dye artisans from Abra in this one day workshop. Namarabar Natural Dye Cooperative‘s ready made dyes will also be available for purchase during the workshop. 
Produced by Basic Movement Club. In partnership with Commune Cafe + Bar.
August 17, 2019, Saturday
Upstairs at Commune, Poblacion, Makati City
10 AM – 4 PM
“Luis Jr. is now spearheading the revival of what his father had been keeping as a family tradition with the seven hectares of the indigo plantation that their community maintains.
“I used to watch my father do it when he was still alive. But when he passed away, our dyeing practice stopped,” said Luis Jr. It was not after some prodding from his father’s friends in Manila that he took the step in continuing the tradition.
According to Luis Jr., the history of indigo dyeing was present in the village for as long as they can remember. The traditional way of making an indigo dye involves fermentation as compared to the process of the Philippine Textile Research Institute that does not.

In the book Indigo by Jenny Balfour-Paul, it is mentioned that the Philippines used to export indigo during the Spanish era. “

Excerpt from Solinggay, D. “Namarabar: The community reviving natural dyes in the Philippines” (2018) Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/202942-philippine-natural-dye-namarabar

Workshop Fee:
4,850 PHP per person
Inclusive of AM, PM snacks and lunch
and all dye materials.

Module Features:
 – Creating Dyes from Natural sources (Sapang Wood & Annato)
– Tie dyeing shirt (Indigo)
– Dyeing on Linen (Indigo)
– Option of dyeing on garments brought by participants
– Film viewing on Indigo Dye


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    Price is agreed on between Mr. Luis Agaid Jr. and Basic Movement Club. Workshop module is in collaboration with the Namarabar Natural Dye Cooperative and Basic Movement Club. Expenses are accounted for and select fees will go straight to the Namarabar Natural Dye Cooperative. 

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