Indigo Boo was created in Nairobi Kenya in 1995 by Boo Mellows. After a visit to see family in India she decided to bring some fabrics back to Kenya – it proved to be a great success so much so that the first Indigo Boo shop was opened in Gigiri, Nairobi; quickly followed by another shop in Karen, Nairobi. The most successful lines were curtains and upholstery fabrics which were all designed by Boo.
Having left Kenya in 2005 and moved to England, Boo was uncertain as to which direction Indigo Boo would take, but after looking at her experience of the factories in India she decided to embark on a clothing line. It has taken some time to develop the business as there is a lot to learn about garments, sizings, and of course the development of fabrics, dying, printing etc. but her simple and colourful style has proved to be very popular and of course easy to wear, relaxed and smart without being too formal.