Distributed by the same company, Yuwa and Kei both have an unassuming presence at market. A small booth, no frills; just letting the fabrics speak for themselves. I think that is why a lot of the Amazing goes under the radar. Sleeper hits you might say. A playful cat and bird, ballerinas, captivating Liberty-esque florals and a new micro-hexagon dot from Suzuko Koseki were early favorites. The hand and weight of many of these prints are icing on the cake. Long known for the honeycomb dots (and often imitated) Kei has many sweet collections on the way. Expected arrival to most stateside shops in July 2013.
Keli is the owner of Drygoods Design, a delightful destination for lovingly curated fabrics, gifts, and packaging. Started online, you can also visit the storefront and sewing studio, make*do*mend in Seattle, Wash.