New design alert! Sashiko-inspired Crashing Waves neckties. June 8, 2015 11:00

A few months ago we were fortunate to visit the Textile Museum of Canada and stumbled on a beautiful piece of sashiko embroidery. Sashiko stitching is created with a white running stitch placed on an indigo background; its motifs are based on traditional Japanese designs that depict scenes in nature and village life.

Crashing Waves silk necktie, $45. Or in microfiber, $30.

Inspired by the line work and color combinations used in the art of sashiko stitching on vintage Japanese indigo textiles, we have re-imagined the art of functional embroidery through silkscreen. While an extraordinarily different process, we hope to capture just a fraction of the beauty of this form of textile design.