Made in South Central Los Angeles
Introducing our most beautiful and complex Sashiko blanket to date! Using a dark indigo reactive dye, this blanket is tied off and plunged three times into the color bath for a rich dark grey cast. The bright ivory stripes are the original undyed tone shining through. Each piece is dyed entirely by hand for a beautifully varied and irregular pattern. No two blankets are the same!
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 in the home 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.