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“IKI” a Way of Life

Posted by Melissa Newirth on

A note about our indigo dishtowels.

The cotton is woven and dyed in Japan from a well-known and traditional small manufacturer. We have made the stripes into napkins and the check print into dish towels.

The distinctive stripes were known in the Edo period of Japan for the woman to wear their kimonos in this print and was regarded as “IKI”- a way of life in which one acted and appeared sophisticated, educated, cool without looking gaudy or outlandish.

This is how we like to think about our products, and our design sense- not overly complicated, simplistic yet refined.

The change in color of this cloth only get better with washing and age adding a IKI value.

Where this cloth is manufacture is now regarded a national treasure.

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