Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Secret lives of tattoos, the underbelly of an iceberg, celebrating women artists and more in our look around the web

1. Celebrating Artists on International Women’s Day While we shouldn’t only celebrate women artists one day of the year, It’s Nice That is showcasing the work (and thoughts) of an all-star-cast of women artists for IWD 2018. Working with various styles and mediums, articles include “words of wisdom from stage designer and visual artist Es Devlin; a rare interview with The Smiling Sun creator Anne …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Farewell to Ursula K Le Guin, a museum dedicated to selfies, eco-friendly jeans and more

1. A Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans While the majority of blue jeans are dyed with synthetically produced indigo, researchers at the University of California have potentially discovered a way to make the process more eco-friendly—and the answer is bacteria. Instead of adding to the many chemicals (including formaldehyde) released during the now-traditional practice, scientists created a strain of E. coli bacteria which only …

CH Omakase 2017: Sky Like Snow Indigo Hats

Made in an edition of three, beanies handmade in Vermont

We actually met Hannah Regier through one of our CH Omakase customers. She has been knitting hats since she was a child and today marries that passion with a dedication to natural, ethical and sustainable fashion under the label Sky Like Snow. These hats are each one-of-a-kind and made with New England-sourced wool, dyed with Vermont-grown indigo (which is quite unusual). Each of the three …

CH Omakase 2017: From the Road + Curious Corners Ombre Scarf

An accessory hand-woven in Nepal and hand-dyed in New York City

One of the best parts of working at CH is meeting people and having the opportunity to connect them for future projects. Susan Easton, founder and creative director of From the Road, travels the world working with craftspeople to develop stunning items. Curious Corners‘ founder Sayaka Toyama is a Japanese expat living in NYC whose store/gallery/workshop shares the best of Japan. For Omakase, they came …

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: All Things Indigo

Clothing, accessories and homewares featuring our favorite blue dye

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 our All Things Indigo gift guide, located in the CH BUY section. They each employ the color in a vibrant manner—and many …