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buaisou : hand sewing thread box


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Sew something uniquely blue and wholly you with these arresting indigo threads. Handmade with completely natural, plant-based indigo dyes, these 100% cotton threads have a lustrous colour, smooth strings, and incredible strength. Presented in a keepsake box, each set contains two sets of thread as well as two colour swatches of indigo dyed fabric. A lovely gift for enthusiasts of sewing, Japanese culture, artistic endeavours, or even indigo itself, the hand sewing thread box is an open invitation to the rich tradition of visible mending.

made in Japan

materials : 100% cotton indigo dyed thread, swatch of indigo dyed fabric

measurements : 
box :
• length 11.8cm
• width 9.2cm
• depth 2cm
thread : 100m - 3ply (2 per box)
swatch : approx. 18 x 4cm (2 per box)

Learn more about caring for your BUAISOU indigo products here


BUAISOU was established in the "hometown of indigo dye,” Kamiita-cho. A once prolific industry in Tokushima prefecture, today there are only a handful of traditional indigo farmers left, four of whom are BUAISOU. From the ground to the street, cultivating the raw indigo and fermenting the leaves (Sukumo), dyeing, designing, and production, BUAISOU undertake every process themselves, merging modern sensibilities with the revival of heritage craft. Characterised by rich hue and colour fastness, the history of Indigo dyeing is as deep and complex as the outcome. Our first outing from BUAISOU is a range of practical yet stunning pieces to brighten your day.