Tamurakoma & Co.

Tamurakoma & Co. is more than 100 years old but this was their first time at quilt market. Everyone was abuzz about their collection by Sou Sou, calling it a “Japanese Marimekko.” These fabrics may be a bit of a hard sell to U.S. shops since they are narrow goods and pricey (~$80 yard retail), but they are very special. These are premium Ise cottons, made by the last remaining manufacturer in Japan. Twenty artisans hand-weave the cotton so only one 40-foot roll can be made per day. I am not sure about the linen fabrics but I’m sure they are equally unusual.

The design company Sou Sou has both a Japanese and English website and shops, so you can learn about and purchase their designs as finished goods. For the fabrics, keep Googling, as they are certain to pop up in at least a few shops over the next few months.

 

3 Comments

  1. christine says:

    This booth rocked!!! I loved everything they had!

  2. Jessica says:

    Japanese Marimekko is exactly what I thought when I saw their booth! They had some really beautiful stuff.

  3. shannon says:

    i’m in love!!!