Tag Archives : indigo

Day one of upcycling crusty tees using natural dyes


I know, I shouldn’t be dangling tasty topics in front of you and then go off and not mention them for ages. Especially now you’ve been sitting there with a pot of tea and a pile of dilapidated t-shirts wondering where this might lead. So, while I appear to have almost infinite invites to yacht-based cocktail soirees, here I am,…

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My favourites of 2015: The Tender 470 shirt


It was suggested to me that after another year of looking at, writing about, and, almost as an afterthought, actually wearing clothes, maybe I should give a mention to some of my favourite pieces of the year? Which garments are the ones I liked best, at the end of the day? Did the initial crush turn into a lasting appreciation?…

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Indigo and tweed- the week that was


This week has been mostly in the hue of indigo. We’ve had amazing weather with the sky being blue, and with  nature on the cusp of springing out in all it’s glory, the colours outside are totally complimentary to the denim and tweed I’ve been wearing. Summer is coming in too fast though and I really don’t feel I’ve been…

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Trouser Tuesday: Hansen Garments, relaxed hemp


Sometime last year I was asking the question of why we weren’t seeing more hemp used in the clothes we buy. Given the environmental issues surrounding the use of cotton, there are good reasons to be looking at alternative materials to use for our fabrics. Hemp is a plant that has many advantages over cotton, yet it’s still quite rare…

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The story of a simple field jacket


Those of you that follow my Instagram have been seeing unsubtle little teasers for this one for a  while now. It’s been in the works, the really slow works, for months. Now though it has sprung forth, not unlike one of those butterflies you see on the high-definition nature channels. Yes, the big colourful butterflies that remind you of jackets.…

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Introducing Indigo Village and their incredible scarves


One of the most rewarding things to come from taking up blogging has been the number of people I have come in contact with, people I’d otherwise never have become friends with, or even met at all. One of my early contacts was Jon, an Englishman living in Thailand. We’d have ongoing discussions about important matters such as rare and…

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The weekly journal of photos and fabric education


Another week comes to an end, Xmas looming large in the horizon. Tomorrow I will post my Xmas guide to what you might like to buy yourself for Xmas. An excuse for me to go window-shopping around the world. Last weekend I posted a fairly brief summary of our UK tour this summer. It’s difficult to keep pieces like that…

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