Made in South Central Los Angeles
Our "Highlighter" items feature a genuine fluorescent reactive dye process. They not only absorb and convert light energy of their dominant wavelength, but also the wavelengths of ultraviolet rays and other colors lower in the visible spectrum. As a result, they can amplify their primary color by 200 to 300%... yielding an exceptionally bright and vivid tone!
With its comfort, strength, and ease... our dyed Sashiko makes for an excellent blanket. This simple throw measures 80in x 56 inches (2m x 1.4m), and it works on the couch, at the beach, or at the park. If you get it dirty, then go ahead and wash it on the hottest setting. This can stand up to anything! The color will fade wonderfully with use, and all edges are fully taped and bound.
Epaulet Japanese Sashiko Fabric
Our classic pure cotton Sashiko cloth is woven in Japan for use in martial arts uniforms. Known as Dogi (cloth of the way), this fabric has a thick pique weave with well-defined "rice gain" structure. It allows natural stretch and flexing with movement, it absorbs moisture and stays away from your skin and it gains exceptional tensile strength.. far above a comparable twill weave. Given the large texture of the weave, you can expect a nice patina with wear.
Each Sashiko blanket begins its journey as a stiff, neutral white garment. It's plunged into an organic reactive dye bath for about 48 hours.. allowing the pigment to entirely soak through its distinctive "rice grain" texture. The soft drape and comfort of this final product cannot be overstated!
Each piece is made from start to finish in Los Angeles, California.