I will show you our fabric warehouse.

Do you have any of these problems or concerns when purchasing fabrics from an online store?

  • What is it like to be an online fabric store without an physical store?
  • What exactly are the fabrics we buy being shipped from?
  • I'm kind of suspicious of online fabric stores, but are they really trustworthy?


I understand that feeling. It is not easy to buy fabrics, which you can't even see, let alone touch, in an online store.
I think everyone has the same feeling of not wanting to make a mistake after going to the trouble of buying a fabric that is not cheap to buy online.

When considering fabrics, I think it is best to actually touch the fabric to check the texture and thickness, as you would at a handicraft store, before making a purchase.
In fact, not being able to actually touch the fabric should be the most annoying point for customers.


I will show you our fabric warehouse.

I would like to solve such problems and concerns of our customers one by one, so today I would like to show you our fabric warehouse as the first step.

This is where I store all the part numbers I handle, and as soon as I receive an order, I take the fabric off the shelves and cut it.
I pack them up and hand them over to DHL, who comes to pick them up every day for delivery.


I will show you from the fabric shelf.

Let's start with this Matsusaka cotton shelf.
It is 40 cm wide, so it fits compactly.

Matsusaka cotton is usually purchased from the weaver in lots of 8.
The fabric is then sent to a factory specializing in washing and desizing, and returns in this condition.


This is Ise cotton.
Ise cotton is also kept in the corner of a cramped warehouse because of its narrow width.



This is Bingo-Fushiori, which has the most product numbers.
The first step was to call a carpenter to build special shelves in the warehouse.
Now I have three shelves full of Bingo-Fushiori.

The thicker fabrics weigh quite a bit, so carrying them around gives me light exercise and kills two birds with one stone!


What is this machine for?

And this machine. What do you all think it is?
It looks suspicious in a way you may not understand. ......


This machine measures the length of the fabric.

There are parts to hook the fabric at both ends, and the length between them is made to be exactly 1 meter.
So it is an excellent tool for anyone to accurately measure the length.

It is hooked onto the jagged edges like this and folded back one meter at a time.
There are about 30 of these jagged edges on each side, so it is made to measure exactly 1 batch = 30m.


Fabric samples (swatches) are also made here.

Making fabric samples is also an important task.
I recommend that you purchase samples ahead of time to avoid mistakes in fabric selection. ($10 for 10 types)

The fabrics were roughly cut for samples.

Here, it is further cut so that it can be attached to the base paper.

It is a detailed work. It takes a lot of time, so I sometimes decide to devote the whole day to making samples. 

I hope this has given you some idea of where our fabrics are stored and where they are shipped from.
I work alone, so I may not have kept things neat and tidy, which may have been unsightly.

However, I hope that by visualizing the process in this way, I can alleviate some of the worries and anxieties that our customers have when making purchases.

See you soon!

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