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buaisou : sashiko thread thick


Handmade with completely natural, plant-based indigo dyes, these 100% cotton threads have a lustrous colour, smooth strings, and incredible strength. Sashiko threads are traditionally used in embroidery and reinforcements with bold, clear stitching. An invitation to join the tradition of visible mending, this simple rustic thread is ready to be woven into your life.

Learn more about caring for your BUAISOU indigo products here.

materials : 100% cotton indigo dyed thread

care instructions : This piece is made from indigo dye fabric and some minor variations in colour are a natural feature of this process.

thread : 40m - 6ply


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.

made in Japan

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