The origin of the word “sashiko” comes from the Japanese verb “sasu”, or “to pierce” and is an old and storied Japanese weaving and stitching pattern. In the case of this particular fabric we chose, the warp and weft threads are spun differently from the sashiko threads, then rope-dyed in different shades of natural indigo. The manner of using heavier, vertical running stitches dates back to the Japanese Edo period, with origins as reinforcement and repair for clothing. This garment is guaranteed to fade beautifully over time upon regular use.
• Natural indigo-dyed Sashiko weave fabric from Japan • 3 outer patch pockets: 2 at hip, 1 at left breast • 2 inner left pockets • High heat-resistance, military-grade buttons in blue