Collection: BORO


Content: Cotton & Linen

Origin: Japan

Boro refers to worn and useless textiles and old, torn, or patched clothes. Unlike today where people become affluent with goods, cotton textile was scarce for people 150 years ago. Especially it was not affordable for peasants living in rural coastal or mountain area, therefore, they applied traditional sticking technique called Sashiko onto linen clothes to retain warmth and to make it strong.  At that time people never wasted the clothes, instead, they recycled them over and over through generations. Boro is intimately entangled with the family history and memory and takes on indescribable beauty and power.