A Blue Trend That's Green: Indigo Inspiration

Welcome to Kim, who's trying out for a spot on our editorial team. Enjoy!

Produced from the plant of the same name, indigo is one of the world's oldest natural dyes. While it has never really gone out of style - just look at your blue jeans - the hue recently has seen renewed popularity from companies such as West Elm, World Market, and DKNY. If you're feeling blue, here are five ways to add more indigo to your home.

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1 This handmade soap dish features a constellation of draining holes against a beautiful indigo glaze ($39.55).
2 John Robshaw is no newcomer to the use of indigo; after all, his business is built around traditional Indian artistry. The collection shown includes a design created by a turban maker in Jodhpur ($85-$460).
3 West Elm's recent collaborations include fair trade organizations Aid to Artisans and Craftmark. For their Everett chair, handmade Indian kantha quilts have been dyed indigo and pieced together ($899).
4 This unbleached flour sack towel has been hand dyed with a pattern inspired by Etsy seller Indriya’s travels in India ($16).
5 Etsy seller Habitation Inc. has turned a piece of beautiful vintage Japanese shibori cotton into a pillow ($92).

Thanks, Kim!

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