Today may or may not be Blue Monday, "the most depressing day of the year". Who cares - let's go shopping. Here are some eco-friendly textiles with pretty, blue patterns:
1 - Crisscross placemat in classic blue from BottleCloth, woven from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Spill-resistant (!) (from $16.00+).
2 - Shibori linen cocktail napkins from Ella Lou, handmade in Cali and dyed with natural indigo ($22.00 for a set of 4).
3 - Burlap table runner in blue by Creative Women from Nectar, hand-woven by a fair trade cooperative of women in Ethiopia. Farm-to-table chic ($78.00).
4 - Striped natural wool blanket in heather blue from Coyuchi, sustainably made from 100% organic cotton at a family-owned mill in Canada ($198.00). Love.
5 - Banda midnight pillow from Eskayel, made to order and printed with water-based ink on organic fabric ($235.00 for a 24" x 24" heavyweight linen pillow with a feather down insert).