Our Boro envelope clutch is hand-sewn, Sashiko ( Japanese embroidery) in our studio at West Palm Beach. Mostly using vintage textiles.
"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 use every last piece of fabric giving life to new products.
“Mottainai” philosophy, no waste!
Sashiko (literally "little stabs" or "little pierce") is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan.
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.
Fabric color could eventually fade after multiple washes. Handmade in the USA. Color may vary depending on the monitor used.
Small imperfections that happen when a product is handmade makes it more valuable.