For our first colour hunting expedition we explore Indigo Blues, a textile inspired palette I designed for my first book ETC. Call it serendipity or simple coincidence, but it seems just about every colour to which I'm drawn has a textile alter-ego. Indigo textiles have origins rooted in the ancient times of many Asian countries, in particular Japan, as indigo dyes from the flower of several of plant were one of the easiest to source and most inexpensive natural colourings available. My favourite of these are Boro, the repeatedly mended rags worn or used for bedding by rural peasants in Japan. Often heavily stitched and patched, the shades of blue give them a depth and history that is irresistible.