LuRu Home celebrates Nankeen dyeing’s illustrious past while ensuring its future. Our strong commitment to sustainability balances tradition and environmental consciousness, and focuses on ensuring the continuation of the craft. Our approach is twofold:
Nankeen printing sits in a precarious situation amidst China's industrialized textile industry. This 3,000 year old technique has declined in prominence, and today only a handful of families still practice it. We bring patronage to the workshops, ensuring that craftspeople can pass down this art to their children, as is the ancestral pattern.
With an eye toward environmental responsibility, we honor the dyers’ skills through celebration of their use of natural, historical cotton fibers and renewable indigo dye materials. We cherish the process as it has been practiced for 3,000 years, without clamoring for synthetic chemical dyes or machine printing.