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When the going gets tough, the tough put on indigo! In Japan, Samurai warriors would wear Indigo under their armor because it has anti-microbial properties that aided in the healing of wounds. Additionally, real indigo is flame retardant up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. (Note: please do not test this on your Indigo Robe. Its cotton, and youll quickly be without a robe.) Just because indigo is tough doesnt mean you cant throw on the Indigo Robe and lounge around the house! This robe is crafted by the artisans of Manushi. Translating to mean, energetic woman, Manushi empowers women to take charge of their own lives through sustainable employment and financial independence.
ManushiThe nonprofit organization Manushi, meaning “energetic woman,” was established in 1991 to assist poor, disadvantaged Nepali women. Located in Kathmandu, Manushi works with women in various parts of the country. In addition to craft production and marketing, Manushi conducts community development, entrepreneurship and skills training. Read more.
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