warashi-ko uses hand-dyed Japanese textiles, that are dyed with hand-cut paper stencils. Each line (whether straight or plaid or curved) is hand-cut by an artisan. This incredible process is over 100 year old and called "chusen", involving highly skilled stencil-making + hand-dyeing works.
warashi-ko works with 3 textile makers, all of which "chusen" technique to hand-dye the textiles.
Todaya is 145 years old shop with thousands of variety of "chusen" textiles. Sankatsu is 123 years old shop, which specializes in high-end summer "yukata" kimono. They use the same drawing that was created over 100 years ago to recreate the stencils. Ahiroya is owned by a contemporary designer Yuki Noguchi. Ahiroya's textiles are all designed by Noguchi, and dyed in the traditional "chusen" technique.
warashi-ko's line of products include: baby + kids + adult JINBEI casual kimono, ZUTTO pants, and AZUMA tote bags.
warashi-ko are also available on Etsy.