Japanese Fabric of the Week: Echino Ni-Co Spring 2010

Here’s a sneak peek at the next iteration of Etsuko Furuya’s Echino Ni-co line. No release date yet, but it should be in shops soon. As Superbuzzy explains, Ni-co is Furuya’s objects/transportation line; none of the usual animals here! Thanks to Jonah of Maluhia Designs for the initial heads-up and to Sew L.A. for the lovely pics — see the whole line on their blog.


  1. Talia says:

    these are gorgeous:i especially love the buses and the bikes

  2. Emma says:

    Thank you soooooo much for this post. I bought a piece of fabric from a shop in Leamington Spa UK and didn’t realise that there was no selvedge which is where the pattern and the designer etc., are listed. I’ve been looking online for japanese prints (as I figured it might be from there) to no avail. It’s very similar to the first fabric in your post but has flowers instead of buses and gingham instead of stripes, and also some newsprint style text about Haiti – odd but the whole thing looks gorgeous and feels fantastic – I’m guessing a cotton/linen blend. I think it’s the same designer because of the spots and the colours used which are quite muted. The reason I was looking for it is I wish I’d got a bigger piece – I think I only got a yard as it was quite expensive!

    I took a photo of the fabric so I’ll try and post it later to see if you think it’s the same designer.

    Thanks x

  3. rebecca says:

    so cool. love them.