Karachi, Pakistan - May 19, 2014 – Artistic Fabric Mills (AFM) has developed a ground-breaking indigo piece-dyeing process for denim called Ajrak Technology. The new dyeing technology produces denim fabrics with rich shades and luster that designers often seek but do not easily find.
AFM combines fashion fabrics with over 4,000 years of indigo dyeing history in Indus Valley, Pakistan and invites the world design community to explore the lost indigo history of South Asia. Ajrak Technology was developed by AFM’s technicians along with craftsmen who hand dye indigo in the Indus Valley using family techniques passed from generation to generation.
Designers and brands are encouraged to view the Ajrak Technology fabric collection and imagine the possibilities of their favorite denims dressed in the richest blues formulated from an archive of rare, traditional textiles. Ajrak Technology produces indigo piece-dyed woven fabrics and adds nuanced layers to denims.
“We have always been inspired by our roots and from a fashion standpoint this is the perfect time for us to unveil Ajrak Technology,” says Hasan Javed, Director of Artistic Fabric Mills. “There is a lot of design interest in indigo fabrics that have an artisanal, dip dyed look and indigo from our own history proved to be the most inspiring.”
Artistic Fabric Mills (AFM) and Artistic Garment Industries (AGI) are one of the leading suppliers of premium denim fabrics and garments in the world. With a large-scale, fully vertical denim operation based in Karachi, Pakistan, the company produces some of the most innovative denim products for top jean brands.Contact