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The Hill-Side + Buaisou Indigo Collaboration
Two of our favorite Brooklyn-based brands, The Hill-Side and Buaisou have joined forces to produce a limited edition run of selvedge chambray clothing and accessories—all of which has been hand-dyed in natural indigo using the traditional Japanese...
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KUON's Contemporary Boro
Debuting at the end of 2015 and now available in Hong Kong and Japan, Japanese fashion house KUON incorporates pieces of vintage textiles into their bohemian wares. While that's not uncommon (from Japan or elsewhere), their choice of materials stands...
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Studio Visit: BUAISOU, Brooklyn
Here at CH, indigo is our muse (we've even dedicated a Gift Guide to it this year) but sometimes, the final product can't tell the entire story on its own. Natural indigo blue is not an easy color to achieve, is the takeaway from our conversation...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Indigo Enthusiasts
Cool Hunting's co-founders have long been indigo experts and enthusiasts, and their obsession has proven to be contagious—with the entire editorial staff sharing the passion. The lush, inky hue isn't just heavenly to gaze upon; the process, textures...
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Indigo Stole Shirt
Snow Peak’s Indigo Stole button-down shirt is cut from an indigo-dyed, cotton-linen blend fabric and features patterning that’s bold—but not too busy. Made in Okayama, Japan—a region famous for its denim production—the unisex shirt incorporates Snow...
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Indigo Cable Socks
Tokyo-based brand Anonymous Ism is famous for their unending quest to craft the perfect pair of socks. Their indigo cable-knit socks mix classic patterns with super-saturated indigo for an understated take on a timeless design. Cut from a cotton/polyester...
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Tote 1
Choosing from their already carefully selected denims, 3x1 utilizes their absolute favorites for the Tote 1 bag. Made in the USA, the patchwork bag remains sleek and current, rather than slipping into the too crafty realm and—since it's denim—goes...
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Lightweight Indigo Sashiko Wallet
The Hill-Side's Lightweight Indigo Sashiko wallet is simple, but nuanced. Made with a Japan-sourced 100% cotton outer and supple Italian cowhide leather interior, it's a high-quality billfold that's sure to last. The lightweight indigo sashiko fabric...
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Twill Stand Collar Shirt
Named for its love of all things indigo, Blue Blue Japan excels at designing simple, quality garments that have been enriched by the deep, dark hue. Their Twill Stand Collar shirt features mother of pearl buttons, a band collar and is a slim fit made...
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Gauze Scarf
Sticking to their socially-conscious ethos, Apolis teamed up with Atelier Ace—the creative agency behind Ace Hotel—to create this lightweight organic indigo scarf. Each 100% cotton scarf is hand-loomed by an artisan cooperative of women in Ethiopia...
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Vintage Patched Boro Kimono
Sri Threads is one of NYC's hidden gems: a boutique collection of rare Japanese and Indian textiles inside an apartment building in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood. This boro kimono dates back to the mid to late 19th century, woven in a pattern...
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Heavy Loopwheeled Indigo Hoodie
Made from one of the most time-consuming fabrics to produce—loopwheeled cotton—this heavyweight, indigo-dyed hoodie by The Strike Gold will break in and fade over time just like your favorite pair of raw denim jeans. Its fabric has been woven tighter...
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Recycle Rug Indigo
Constructed from recycled strips of Nudie Jeans' high-quality denim, the Lill-Mats' Recycle Rug Indigo is a variation of a Swedish trasmatta—better known as a "rag rug." Made in an exclusive limited edition of 275 pieces, the beautiful indigo weave...
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The Year of Indigo Bandana
Dedicated to the centuries-old practice of Sukumo indigo-dyeing, this bandana by Japan-based brand Buaisou depicts the very process by which it’s made. Each of the 100% cotton bandanas are hand-sewn and hand-dyed by Bouaisou, who promises ethical farming...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: CH Team's Wish List
While the team at Cool Hunting shares plenty of interests, individually we offer different know-how and embody distinct tastes. Through our research and curiosity, we cross the paths of many products and experiences—and oftentimes some really stick...
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Isaora's Insulated Indigo Shirt
With the onset of colder temperatures in the northern hemisphere, light jackets and layering again return to one's wardrobe. An ideal companion piece (or replacement piece, depending on the weather) for any autumn outfit, Isaora's insulated shirts...
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Studio 189's SS16 Collection
Co-founded in 2013 by actress Rosario Dawson and former Bottega Veneta associate communications director Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 isn't just an emerging fashion brand started by two longtime friends. It's a movement creating opportunities in a place...
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Brixton's ReStitched Collection
As the cliche goes: when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. Alternately, when you find a great vintage piece that doesn't fit, Oceanside, California-based Brixton will make a hat for you. With their new "ReStitched" collection, the brand scoured...
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GREI S/S 2015
NYC-based independent brand GREI was founded in 2011 thanks to a love for the brand's namesake neutral color and its unusual ability to express a wide range of moods: from somber to soothing to sophisticated. Partners Andrew Spargo and Larry Paul...
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The Denim Dudes Guide to the World's Best Jeans
Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, "Denim Dudes" showcases a number...
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