The Sashiko Double Gauze is made from 2 layers of lightweight gauze woven that are bound together with vertical running “sashiko” stitches. This fabric was produced using dobby looms which are capable lifting a selection of vertical running warp yarns as the weft passes through to create woven patterns directly into the fabric.
The Kimono Shirt is a shirt cut in the fashion of the Japanese Noragi: open-front, straight silhouette, front-tie closure. The Noragi were symbols of poverty in Japan. Farmers would wear and repair them to last decades. They have become symbols of Japan’s horticultural past striking a deep contrast with Japan’s present: a world leader in technology.