“IKI” a Way of Life

A note about our indigo dishtowels.

The cotton is woven and dyed in Japan from a well-known and traditional small manufacturer. We have made the stripes into napkins and the check print into dish towels.

The distinctive stripes were known in the Edo period of Japan for the woman to wear their kimonos in this print and was regarded as “IKI”- a way of life in which one acted and appeared sophisticated, educated, cool without looking gaudy or outlandish.

This is how we like to think about our products, and our design sense- not overly complicated, simplistic yet refined.

The change in color of this cloth only get better with washing and age adding a IKI value.

Where this cloth is manufacture is now regarded a national treasure.

 

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Merry Christmas Happy Holidays and New Year

 

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Dear Friends,

We wish you all a very Happy Holiday season and New Year. We feel grateful to have so many wonderful customers. Thank you for making 2014 such a great year and know that there are more wonderful things to come in 2015.

With that in mind I wanted to tell you about some small changes that will occur as of the New Year.

Cloth and Goods is moving from our studio in the Old Film Exchange building but we will be fully operable online. During the transition we ask for your patience if there are any delays.

We hope that you will continue to be our valued customers.

As always.

Best,
Melissa Newirth

Holiday Gift Guide

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Holiday Sale

In the spirit of this holiday season we want to say “Thank you” for your valued patronage.

From Cyber Monday, December 1st through December 15th we are offering 15% off all items. Simply use code holiday15 at checkout.

We hope that you have a warm, loving and safe Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and good food.

Best,
Melissa Newirth.

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Freunde Von Freuden Interview

We are honored to be part of this publication. FvF is an international interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes and within their daily working environments. Here is the link and below a sneak peek of some wonderful photos taken by the talented  Carissa Gallo and text by Julie Pointer

http://www.freundevonfreunden.com/interviews/melissa-newirth/

 

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Wrap Up

We got just received- just in time get cozy in blankets for the colder weather snowing in mid November!

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Ideas in Drawings

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Re – Ordering

They went fast but we will be getting more in  by end of October

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Welcome to Fall

We are so happy to be  bring you a collection of Japanese ceramics , practical for the table and  kitchen, cup and bowl collections, from three different ceramists. They are coming in now and within the next month, so keep checking our website. Just a few little teasers!

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Indigo Rag Doll Collaboration

Can’t think of a better way to use our scraps then to put them to good use with Jess Brown Design Rag Dolls in selected store only. We love them.

 

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