After studying painting at university, Saki Iiduka spent ten years living the simple life in rural Yamagata, Japan, observing the traditional ways and avoiding waste. She began creating everyday things for her daily use using sashiko, working with old and recycled fabrics when possible, going right to the heart of the art form. She now lives with her family in the town of Gunma, Japan, where she runs a cafe and studio, holds sashiko workshops and sells her own creations.
With this book, you'll be able to embrace the visible mending movement the practice of repairing high quality items you already own instead of replacing them with cheaper "fast fashion" alternatives. It gives you the opportunity to practise the craft, with instructions for 15 handmade items, including: gorgeous indigo pouches, a rustic linen book cover, multipurpose cotton stoles, an elegant tote bag, and so much more!
We sell beautiful and useful things for makers. Our products are sourced with care and consideration for those who make them and we work with smaller companies and individuals whose sourcing and manufacturing process are transparent.
We hope to be an inclusive company and strive to create an environment that is welcoming and embraces diversity, both with our online presence, the makers we represent, our physical pop-ups events and our collaborations.
We welcome suggestions about how we can improve our approach.
We donate monthly to theses two amazing charities:
* Labour Behind the Label
* The Runnymede Trust.