I am here to share my love of Japanese antique mingei textiles, especially boro. I collect and sell indigo cottons with a particular interest in katazome, tsutsugaki and kasuri. My shop does have a wider range of items including clothing and gifts. All are vintage or antique.
I identify with the Japanese mingei movement, the concept of 'yu yo no bi' - beauty in practicality, and 'mottainai' - no waste. These concepts have great relevance to the sustainable fashion movement to which I hope my shop contributes, at least in a small way.
FurugiStar was born of a fascination with the thoughts and feelings evoked by handmade antique fabrics.
Textiles with a connection to the artisans and former owners hold a richness that new fabrics just don't possess.
Together with antiques and vintage items found in and around Tokyo, Furugistar specialises in Japanese folk textiles of history and substance.
Boutique, Collector, Eco-business, Gift Shop, Interior Designer, Online Retailer