Posts tagged ‘retro’

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Scandi Kitchen

Oh boy, am I ever crazy about this retro Scandinavian (?) kitchen print. It’s a cotton-linen blend from Yuwa, spotted at Retrosaria in Portugal. I haven’t seen it in any other shops in the U.S. or abroad, but if I do, I’ll let you know. Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Alphabet Japanese [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week

Just a random cute Japanese print, described as “Retro-Kawaii style of Showa-era” by seller FabHub on Etsy. Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week: Nemophila Japanese Fabric of the Week Japanese Fabric of the Week: Floating Animals Japanese Fabric of the Week: Triangle Trees Japanese Fabric of the Week

Checking in With EmilyMe

EmilyMe is one of the most unusual shops I’ve ever featured on True Up (previous post here). Her fabrics are hand-printed by a family operation in Bangkok that has been in business since the 50s. They print only about 30 yards of each design (taken from their archive of over 1,000 designs) on a cotton [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Cotton Crayon

Japanese shop Cotton Crayon has lots of retro/repro goodness I haven’t seen elsewhere. (Most of these fabrics can be found on the fourth link down in the left-hand navigation, then click the button at the very bottom of the page to navigate forward.) I’m not sure if they ship internationally, but I found this shop [...]

Alice Apple

I stumbled on Alice Apple‘s designs while clicking around Spoonflower. These bold, graphic prints are inspired by Scandinavian children’s prints of the 1960s-70s. It looks like she will be using her custom digitally printed fabrics for her delightful range of homewares and toys that are for sale through her Etsy shop. No fabric yardage/metreage at [...]

RJR: Momma’s Apron Strings

{feed readers, click over to see the fabric slideshow if you don’t see it …} I learned of this brand-new collection through the Fat Quarter Shop‘s Twitter feed … Momma’s Apron Strings, a reproduction line from RJR. This one stands out for including an actual apron pattern pre-printed onto fabric (in two colorways), and ready-to-cut-and-hem [...]

Clothkits and Jane Foster

Clothkits has their brand new 2009 catalog available for download. They’ll also send you one via post by emailing As always, their stuff just kills me. I have such a crush on them. I also recently discovered that Clothkits’ main designer Jane Foster has a website and wonderful blog. There you’ll find lots of [...]

Urban Chiks: Sweet

(feed readers: please click over to see the slideshow, if you don’t mind!) I want to know more about Urban Chiks, who design for Moda. The website doesn’t name names, but says: These two young designers each bring something very different to the drawing board. One has a background in fashion and a flare for [...]

Henry Glass Fabrics: Polly Goes to Paris

(Can’t see the slideshow, feed readers? Please click over, if you don’t mind …) I first heard about Polly Goes to Paris, an in-house line from Henry Glass Co., through Jenny. It has recently arrived in a few shops. It’s a great little collection and I hope it gets the love and sales it deserves! [...]