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Indigo Dye Kit
With no heating, fermentation or extra ingredients, Yamato Indigo only needs water and you're on your way to dyeing fabric a lush, vibrant blue. Able to color natural materials (including cotton, linen, silk, leather, wood and washi paper), the starter...
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Indigo-Dyed Watch Cap
In indigo and black indigo, Self Edge's watch caps feature Japanese rope-dyed indigo yarns; each being a 100% cotton custom woven fabric. These snug, soft items also sport a custom pewter concho pin—a nice differentiating touch on a common staple item...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: All Things Indigo
Year after year we find ourselves drawn to the power of indigo. More than a color or dye, it represents a historic process and continued invention. Further, it's application is almost endless. The items we highlight below are some of those found in...
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Kimono Robe
Inspired by the Japanese yukata (or summer robe) Hotel Saint Cecilia's indigo kimono makes for luxuriant loungewear. Each has been custom made from 100% cotton indigo-dyed batik fabric. These are unisex, one-size-fits-all articles, with a sash belt...
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Japanese Indigo Peace Sign T-Shirt
Dyed and printed in Japan on 100% combed, ring-spun cotton yarn, this T-shirt has a few messages up its sleeves. Of course, there's the graphic on the front encouraging peace. But further details, from the vintage-inspired small cut-out gussets at...
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Indigo Fade Beanie
Sky Like Snow's unisex Indigo Fade beanie is made with uber-soft New England yarn and is hand-dyed using organically processed Japanese indigo grown at their Vermont studio. The double-sided design is guaranteed to keep you warm all winter long, just...
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Indigo Ombre Plaid Flannel Shirt
From 100% Japanese cotton, The Hill-Side's long-sleeve indigo ombre plaid flannel shirt is all about the details. From the button-down collar to the gusset at each side seam and an interior twill tape locker loop, everything has been taken into consideration...
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Boro Pillow
There's nothing like one-of-a-kind gifts, especially when they've been crafted from a vintage material. That's exactly the case with this 12" x 12" throw pillow, composed of 100% cotton boro patched Japanese denim. Within, one finds 95% small white...
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Essential Quilt
Milled in the historic Guimarães region of Portugal, the 100% linen (front) and 100% Percale (reverse) fabric of this contemporary quilt yields both a gentle texture on one side and sheer softness on the other. References are made to the traditional...
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Montauk Cotton Stripe Drawstring Pant
Made in Japan, from Japanese cotton kimono fabric at a 100-year-old factory, these pants are a modern take—with Hamptons flourishes—on the traditional worker pant known as Monpe. Indigo stripes complement the navy cotton, offering visual texture but...
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Indigo Pocket T-Shirt
An appropriate fit defines good T-shirts. With inspiration from military issue undershirts, Apolis' indigo pocket T-shirt falls upon the body beautifully, without being too snug. From 100% pre-washed cotton, naturally indigo-dyed, that's been grown...
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Waffle Henley
As far as base items go, there's nothing quite like the henley—and when it's crafted from high-quality cotton waffle fabric, in the US, this everyday article gets a design boost. Complete with antique silver finished metal buttons, American Giant's...
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Garment-Dyed Indigo Sweatshirt
Hewn from 100% cotton, this soft indigo crewneck was made with comfort in mind. Its slightly blasted aesthetic stems from a garment-dying process process, where the whole product receives dye after it's been assembled. Sporting both a kangaroo pocket...
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CH Omakase 2016: Cole Haan GrandPrø Omakase Edition Tennis Sneakers
It's no secret how much we love indigo here at Cool Hunting. We've worked with Cole Haan for many years, admiring their technical innovations, accessibility, comfort, and the great people behind them. The kinds of people who, instead of laughing at...
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Indigo Camo Bomber Jacket
Made in a very limited edition of just 10, 3x1's indigo camo bomber jacket is a sophisticated take on the oftentimes casual print. Made from printed satin and with stretch knit banding on the collar, cuffs and waistband, the bomber remains faithful...
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Men's Lightweight Indigo Sashiko
Made from 100% cotton, yarn-dyed indigo sashiko, these slip-ons from the TOMS + The Hill-Side collaboration feature quintessential elements of each brand. Thanks to The Hill-Side's ties to Tokyo, the fabric comes from Japan, while the design of the...
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Nudie Jeans' Limited Edition Bloodline Collection
Swedish denim brand Nudie Jeans has, since its inception in 2001, always been purveyors and fans of Japanese selvedge ("selvage" to some) denim and now—for their 15th anniversary—they are releasing a very limited edition range. The Bloodline collection...
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American Trench + Goodlife Clothing Indigo Tees
Arguably one of the greatest benefits to the term hand-dyed is that no two items produced look identical. That can certainly be said of the brand new American Trench + Goodlife Clothing indigo-dyed T-shirts, of which only 19 were made. These 50...
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Sunglasses Made From Recycled Jeans
From time to time, brands play outside the two holy materials for eyewear—titanium or acetate—be it buffalo horn by Rigards (the way the Inuits first used it to shield their eyes) or slate and birchwood experiments by Shwood. While UK-based Mosevic...
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Pherrow's 'Bakapile' Collection from Japan
Meguro, Tokyo-based casual sportswear brand Pherrow's turned 25 this year, and they've dedicated the SS16 season to all things "Blue." Though known for their American-inspired denim (with back patches displaying "Japan's Magnificent Garment...
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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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