Kimono is a Japanese garment. This special one is a boro kimono designed and executed at our workshop using the Sashiko embroidery.
Boro is a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together. The term is derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired.Boro textiles could be stitched or re-woven together, with many layers often added for warmth.
"Boro" was a creation of the Japanese working class and peasants. It is from a time when every piece of textile was so valuable that could not be wasted. In our sustainable workshop, we also use every last piece of fabric giving life to new products.
Our textiles are sewn as the traditional Tenugui edges, which means that they are purposely seamless for quick drying. When you find that the cloth has frayed, use a pair of scissors to trim the loose threads. The more you use the cloth, the more the edges will stop fraying due to the tightening of the fabric.
Sashiko literally means "little stabs" or "little pierce" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching or functional embroidery from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting, embroidery, or boro.