FAQ – Frequent Asked Questions

Here is a list of Frequent Asked Questions for our website.

About Sashiko Thread

What is the size of Sashiko Thread? What kind of thread are they? 


Threads with all color (mono/variegated/original/natural&herb dye) have same sizing and specification.
The length of regular skein is 145 meter.
The thickness of thread is about 1mm (0.1cm).
The thread is comprised of 4 strings. Thead is NOT tightly twisted to have better Sashiko stitches. At the same time, it will not separated easily in regular Sashiko usage and/or other sewing purpose. When you intended to separate them, it will be separated with no problem.

They are all designed for the purpose of Sashiko.


Is vegetable&Herb Dye thread color-fast?


Our vegetable&herb natural dye thread is almost color-fast. Since Keiko washed off almost every color-particles on the surface of thread, the color particles in the thread will stay and color will not come off easily even when you wash it after you stitch on fabric.
However, please avoid using any kind of bleach or bleach related products to wash.


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About Jacket

Are Jackets for sale? Are they made in order?  Also what are the price range of Jacket?


Customers can purchase any jackets on this website. They are all “one-of-a-kind” jackets, so once it is sold, we will not be able to make the same one ever again.

We try to make jackets by customer’s order based on their preferences. Since we use “KOFU (Old Japanese Fabric)” to make the Jacket to achieve our concept, we will need to ask customers to wait for plenty of time for us to produce. We will find the right fabric for customer’s need.

The price of Jacket are shown on the product page. An estimated price for made-to-order Jacket will be determined by several factors such as kind of fabric, pattern of Sashiko stitches, and amount of Kofu we use.

*We value Japanese old fabric. Our concept is to produce “one of a kind” jacket by reviving the old torn fabric. It will be very difficult to produce something identical from previous (sold-out) jackets. It is also challanging to meet our jackets to customer’s need. We will do our best to understand customer’s preference, and try to find the best match fabric. Please contact us for further consultation.

Are they “one size fits all” or tailored by order?


The model (my mother’s) size is ;

【HEIGHT】: About 169 cm

【BUST 】: About 90 cm

The fee to adjust the jacket to your size is included to the listed price. However, it will be very difficult to make the jacket bigger. Please read the “sizing information” for more explanation.

About the size of jackets

Are they ONLY available for local Japanese buyers?


No. They are available for every personal all over the world.

Should I be contacting KEIKO for this information?


Please contact Atsushi for questions or consultation in English. Keiko doesn’t read / write English. Atsushi will translate every communication between customers and Keiko so customers can get complete satisfaction

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