Natural dye is one of the most beautiful gifts from mother nature, with it we are able to bring colour into life. Using the source of nature somafolk transforms it through time and by hand to make it part of our lives. They hope to share this beauty with everyone through their products.
Somafolk uses all natural ingredients to make their products. As everything is hand dyed, natural uneveness and shades of colour may occur. Each piece is unique on its own. Darkeness or fading is also part of the nature of natural dye, and each piece will age beautifully as time goes by.
Kaki shibu is made from the juice of unripe persimmons, which is extracted and undergoes a process of fermentation and aging. Since ancient time, kaki shibu has been used to dye fabrics, wood and paper as it has strengthening, antiseptic, insecticidal, water resistant and anti-bacterial properties.