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5 Ways to Get Some Natural Color Into Your Wardrobe

Colorado makers and boutiques are using organic dyes to infuse their wares with earthy hues.


When Angelina Jolie and Oprah want cashmere, they call New York’s Ryan Roche—who often hits up Boulder’s Edie Ure for her nature-infused textiles. “Natural dyes connect you to the soil in a way you can’t when you buy from Target,” Ure says. Fortunately, local boutiques and makers are providing plenty of alternatives to synthetic dyes. Here, the organic materials they start with—and their vibrant final products.

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Cutch: Tabitha jacket, $320, Charlie and Me Designs

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Indigo: Crossbody bag, $55, Blue Peacock Goods on Etsy

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Marigold & Indigo: Natural fiber earrings, $36, Ora

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Marigold & Cutch: Silk eye mask by Lucia LaFerme, $65, Jones & Co. Modern Mercantile, 303-718-2704

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Indigo: Velvet pillow in bright blue by Edie Ure, from $180, Hygge Life, 303-725-0431

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