Thursday, August 20, 2015

IISE | F/W 2015 Backpacks

IISE is the Korean word meaning "second generation." It is also a Korean accessories brand with a line of backpacks that fuse urban tastes and traditional Korean influences. What does that mean, exactly? Well, for starters, IISE fabrics are organically dyed using a traditional Korean method that dates to the 13th century. Persimmon fruits are smashed into a juice in which fabrics soak. Charcoal ash and indigo plant extract are added. Dyed fabrics are laid out in a field to dry in the sun, and the whole cycle of dyeing and drying is repeated every three to four days for five weeks. The result is that each piece has its own one-of-a-kind color and texture.

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