New Journeywoman Sets — Dyeable, Wearable Clothing — A collaboration between India Flint and Maiwa

by - Tuesday, February 28, 2023



Clothing made from natural fibres, sewn with cotton thread.
Ready for your dye pot, your embellishment, or to be worn as is.

Examples from the Journeywoman Collection Dyed with Maiwa's Natural Dyes

Shown: Maiwa's Journeywoman Collection dyed with Cutch.

Shown: Maiwa's Journeywoman Collection –  Far left and far right dyed in the Ferrous Indigo vat. Third piece dyed with Marigold at 30% and Alum at 15%.

Shown: Maiwa's Journeywoman Collection – Left dyed with Madder at 50%. Centre dyed with Indigo. Right dyed with Cutch.

Shown: Maiwa's Journeywoman Collection – Left dyed with Logwood at 10%. Remaining pieces dyed with Indigo.

Shown: Maiwa's Journeywoman Collection – The first two pieces on the left are dyed with Madder at 50%. Third and fourth pieces dyed with Cutch. Far right dyed with Cochineal at 1%.

For a thorough introduction to natural dyes including procedures, mordants, and recipes, we have put together the Maiwa Guide to Natural Dyes which you can find on

India Flint (author of Eco Colour - Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles) wearing the Journeywoman Collection eco-printed herself.

In the years since Charllotte Kwon of Maiwa and India Flint first encountered each other at a natural dye conference in Hyderabad, India, they have discovered a multitude of shared passions. Besides an ongoing interest in good food, peonies, and natural dyes, both choose to wear timeless and comfortable natural fibre clothing that can traverse cultures.

We all know the rule of dressing for a journey. “Wear something your grandmother would approve of.” It is a surprisingly good rule — regardless of whether you are going to the continent or the sub continent, the old world or the new one.
On any day you can find India or Charllotte wearing beautiful loose coats over dresses over skirts; their feet encased in boots, comfy flats or sandals, forever a shawl draped around their shoulders, accompanied by the tinkle and glint of their favourite trinkets. They blend into landscapes wherever they go, in a look that can take them from city street to forest path; from shoreline to meadow; from planting to harvest, poetically pacing the perimeter of the garden.
India and Charllotte have put their heads together and collaborated to design the Journeywoman Collection. It’s a timeless design that will suit you whether you’re an Earth Goddess or Wood Sprite. Lovingly produced in a range of fabrics including stalwart handwoven linen and luxurious handspun handwoven mulberry silk, the cloth is ready to be embellished with stitch, appliqué, print, or dye.

— Cut from memorable cloth  —

These garments are delivered undyed and sewn with cotton thread: each one a beautiful canvas awaiting your stitch, pattern, or dye. Or wear them as they are. Add extra pockets if you need, extend the length, embellish the edges. These are timeless clothes that will serve you well — from here to there, wherever you go, and whoever you are.


India's inspirations for dyeing, embellishing and personalizing
your Maiwa 'journeywoman' wardrobe.

The journeywoman slips her wayfinder smock over her wiseheart shift, shrugs on her wanderlust surcoat, wraps a shawl around her shoulders, whistles up a friendly wind and steps out into the whirled.

If the wind is fierce, she wears her weaver trousies underneath.

If the gales are arctic or the night is cold or she needs to escape without baggage, she can wear them all together…westward shimmy and weaver pants under a rustling wind-dancer skirt topped by wiseheart shift, wildflower camise and wayfinder smock; all enfolded by the wanderlust surcoat with a change of undergarments in a pocket and a toothbrush in another.

The journeywoman travels light. She dyes her clothes with leaves that she finds, mordants them in puddles (or the ocean), strengthens them in indigo.

This masterclass-in-your pocket guides you through personalizing this lifelong wardrobe.

The Journeywoman Collection of dyeable clothing
Shown: eco-printed by India Flint

To our U.S. customers – don't forget that the exchange rate works in your favour, it's like an extra discount.

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