This Sashiko Pillow Cover is a part of "Sustainable Sashiko Project" curated by Upcycle Stitches. For the detail & Atsushi's dream, please read the blog below.
The sales price as of 2020 is a promotional price to see if this project can be sustainable. We set the flat shipping fee of $3.00 within the US domestic shipping. If your address is outside of the U.S., we may ask extra fees to cover the shipping cost from Japan/the US.
It is our goal to market our product as the "Crossed-out Price" indicate eventually.
Only 2 pieces are available in the U.S. as of 2020. If you would order more than 4 pieces, the bulk purchase discount will be available (the bigger discount, the more you would purchase). Also, we can try to consider the wholesale price when a partner agrees on the production time frame.
About Pillow Insert:
This Pillow Cover doesn't include the Pillow Insert to avoid the unnecessary expensive shipping fee. A reasonable pillow insert can be purchased from many retailers. The one I used for the sample photo is what I bought in 2017 from Amazon (Link is here).
Please be advised to get the 18" x 18" sized pillow for the best result.
About the Pattern & Size:
The other patterns & sizing may be available based on your preference. Please read the detail above and contact Atsushi.
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For the first few times, please gently hand-wash in luke water with Nutural Detergent. After several washes, you may choose to machine-wash with Nutuaral Detergent. Please avoid using bleach or regular detergent. Hand-Wash is always reocommended.
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We are a group of Sashiko Artisans. Upcycle Stitches (by Atsushi in USA) and Sashi.Co (by Keiko in Japan) are our activity name. Keiko is a great Sashiko artist, and Atsushi is trying to be a good storyteller while he enjoys Sashiko stitching.
Sashiko isn't about only design or product.
It represents how the Japanese live(d).
It is our goal to continue the Sashiko stitching as original as we received - to pass it down to the next generation.
Learn the Core of Sashiko
The Sashiko workshops we offer is more than "fun time" together. It is different from the other types of workshops like 'let's do Sashiko together." The workshop is more like a "learning opportunity" where your brain and hands would be keep moving.
The authenticity we believe
We can find many types of interpretations in Sashiko and Boro. We are proud of the Sashiko we have been practicing, and we feel it is our mission to introduce the "Sashiko" as Japanese Sashiko.
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Get the "usual" for the Sashiko artisans
Sashiko is getting popular day by day. Many suppliers jumped into the market to share the Sashiko thread, needles, thimbles, and fabric. We provide the supplies that we use in our usual & ordinary project - the best for our Sashiko project.
Get the best supply from the ordinary Sashiko artisans - Sashiko tools and supplies make big difference in Sashiko stitching.
Boro To be
For the ordinary days
We make boro out of "boro to be fabrics"
To learn what Boro is...
Boro (襤褸) is well known worldwide as the beautiful textile from Japan. As much as we appreciate a huge range of interpretation, there are cores we want you to understand. This page is the studio to learn & share what the Boro is for us - for the Japanese & Sashiko practitioners.
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