Style File: True Blue

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MALIAN INDIGO MUD PRINT FABRIC
Indigo, the bluest of blues, is a brilliant dye that’s extracted from the leaves of a tiny plant species called Indigofera Tinctoria. Historically, it has also been called “blue gold” because of its extremely high value, limited availability, multiple uses (in art, architecture and even healing), and last but not least, its beauty.
Fast forward to present day, indigo is still the world’s most widely used natural dye. Natural and beautiful? JUST our style. Here are a few of our favorite pieces in true indigo blue 💙
JUMPSUIT:

Heinui | The Ernest indigo cotton jumpsuit, which is made of 100% washed indigo cotton from Japan. We love that the front is designed to be crossed / tied up in the back, the wide, pleated aikido-style culotte pants, and most of all the cool hidden side pockets.

BASKET:

Indego Africa | The mini lidded navy basket is hand dyed and made using woven sweetgrass, locally sourced natural fibers, navy & silver. Bonus: all profits from this product fund educational training programs for the mamas who handcrafted them. Read more about Indego Africa on JUST!

WRAP DRESS

Cosmic Wonder | This classic wrap dress is made with 100% organic cotton and hand dyed with Ryuku Indigo from Okinawa, Japan. The deep oceanic blue is brought out by the application of fifteen to twenty coats layers of dye in Kyoto.

NECKLACE:

EVOCATEUR + Indego Africa | Created through a collaboration between Evocateur and Indego Africa, this beautiful necklace uses tin and textile designs originating from Rwanda, which are then delicately finished with a 22K gold leaf overlay by Evocateur in the US. 100% guaranteed to make a statement.

FRINGE DRESS:

Jess Feury | Jess Feury is a textile artist living and working in Berkeley, CA. She integrates craft traditions – old and new – into the handwoven clothing, jewelry and textiles she makes, including this distressed indigo dress sewn from antique indigo, with a beautiful fringe in the front.

 

Can’t get enough? Check out our Pinterest board for more indigo inspo! #trueblue

Rhea Rakshit

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