Help Japan by Buying Japanese Fabric

If you’ve had your eye on any Japanese fabrics, now would be a great time to make a purchase …

Matatabi has re-opened after relocating to Western Japan and is donating 15% of sales to Japan Red Cross through the end of April. She has the Nani Iro 10th Anniversary Collection (that’s the Fuccra Rakuen print above). She also has a selection of cotton-linen blends (including Ruby Star Rising) and lots of misc. fat quarters.

This and That From Japan is donating 15% of sales to Save the Children Japan. She has tons of fabrics ranging from cute to beautiful, and also specializes in licensed character fabrics like Hello Kitty and Disney. And you can pick up a Japanese craft book, trim, tape, ribbon, stickers, stamps, molds, kits, and even bento box supplies while you’re there.

(disclosure: Matatabi and This and That From Japan are sponsors of this site.)

Japan Kawaii Ya is donating 10% of proceeds to various charities serving earthquake victims. There you can pick up cute animal print fabrics, fairy tale prints, traditional kimono prints, as well as stickers, tape, stamps, and handmade items.

After the success of Superbuzzy‘s Red Cross Donation Matching Program, they have started a new drive to get sleeping bags to homeless earthquake victims. Just $6 will get a sleeping bag transported to Japan! More info on their blog.

If you know of any other fundraisers held by Japanese fabric shops (based in Japan or anywhere in the world), please let me know in the comments!


  1. Jen says:

    I’ve been a customer of both Japan Kawaii Ya and This and That From Japan and they’re both wonderful sellers. Actually I’ve also been a customer of Superbuzzy I do believe. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences.

    I’m going to check out Matatabi now.

    I’m a HUGE fan of Japanese fabrics (and dolls).

  2. diana says:

    Tif of Dottie Angel fame is going to be listing garlands in her etsy shop
    (proceeds to Japan) in about 10 days… she posted about it here

  3. Di says:

    Beautiful fabric and a great idea. I live in Brisbane, Qld Australia and we suffered terrible flooding in January to most of the state. Nothing compared to what Japan has suffered and the best thing to do is to support their industries. The Japanese produce the most stunning fabric so it’s not hard to buy some extra! :)

  4. Liza says:

    Keiko Goke is one of our favorite glorious fabric designers. She lives in Sendai. We, at are going to be giving all the profits from the 2011 sales of her fabrics to her. We hope that she will be able to design fabric for many years to come but at this point, she and her friends have a lot of trials ahead.