Once in a Blue Moon..... Indigo Dye Limited Edition

June 22, 2016 1 Comment

Last month on the Full Blue Moon, Zen Nomad teamed up with Spontaneous Atelier for our inaugural natural dye adventures.  Naturally we selected Indigo natural dye for this limited run batch.  

Spontaneous Atelier

Infusing the natural dye session with the beautiful full moon intentions.  Nicole set out a lovely alter to honour the indigo.

Indigo dye alter -Spontaneous Atelier


  Backyard Atelier

Indigo comes from the fermentation of indigo fern shrubs that grow wild in the tropics.

indigo success

Then everything went into the dye pots. Everything must be eased in with the greatest of care in order to not disturb the dye.

Everything into the indigo pot

Although when you are first drawing the items out of the indigo pot they are green, but as they are exposed to air through the oxygenation they turn to the beautiful living colour of indigo.

Spontaneous Atelier indigo sheet

One of Nicole's items she had dyes previously in indigo with the newly dyed Zen Nomad items trying below.

a beautiful day of indigo dyeing

So below are the limited edition Blue Moon indigo series now available.

Zen Nomad Indigo dyed Batwing

Batwing Linen Indigo Dyed


Delphine Dress Linen Natural Indigo Dyed

Delphine Dress Linen Indigo Dyed


Elvin Top Indigo Dyed

Elvin Linen Indigo Dyed

Mens vneck natural indigo dyed

Men's Oceanus Vneck Bamboo Indigo Dyed

 So we release these Blue Moon Indigo Dyed items that infused for a month leading up to this celebration of Solstice, the longest day of the year, with love from us to you.


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July 08, 2016

Lovely post with great photos and descriptions of dyeing process. Wonderful to read about things done by hand with care and passion.

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Fit Guide

Use the instructions below to find your size in Zen Nomad products. Please get a measuring tape and measure yourself according to the diagram to ensure correct size.

**If an item does not follow this size chart a special note will be added to the product description.

Women's Size Chart

             XSMALL (2) SMALL (4/6) MEDIUM (8) LARGE (10) XLARGE (12)
BUST 30-32" 32-34" 36" 38" 40"
WAIST 24-25" 25-27" 28" 30" 32"
HIP 35" 36-37" 39" 40" 42"

***for the unisex crossover pant a small (4)woman would be an xxs  and an small (6) would be xs.


Men's Size Chart

             XSMALL (28) SMALL (30) MEDIUM (32) LARGE (34) XLARGE (36)
SHOULDER 16.5-17"
17-17 3/4"
17 3/4-18 1/4" 18 1/4-19" 19-19 3/4"
CHEST 34-36" 36-38" 38-40" 40-42" 42-44"
WAIST 27-29" 29-31" 31-33" 33-35" 35-37"


How to Measure

Bust: Measure around the fullest part of the bust. Keep tape comfortably loose.
Waist: Measure around the natural waist line – generally the smallest part of your waist. Your natural waist line is located where the body creases when bending to the side.
Hip: Keep feet together and measure around the fullest part of your hip.
Inseam: Measure from crotch to hem line.

Still have questions about sizing, please email us!