JOURNAL

Japanese Indigo - Rich Hues with a Richer History

Indigo Dye has its story in many nations across the globe. Africa, China, India, America but probably most famously, Japan.  It’s the Hue of Blue that comes exactly to mind when you think of things such as Vintage Workwear, Denim Jeans, or in the artforms of Shibori.  It’s the colour that keeps getting better the more you wear it and we have some perfect examples of its use in store for our Autumn/Winter collections.   Indigo has been used in Japan for over a thousand years, making it’s way to the country from India and China via the Silk Road. ...

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Washi - A Thousand Year Old Method.

Washi - A Thousand Year Old Method.

Washi is a special technique of creating Paper in Japan with a rich ancestry.  Fast forward to now, the method is still used frequently and even more creatively than ever.  See these socks from ROTOTO for example, which are woven with a Washi yarn.  Let’s talk more about what exactly Washi is, and why we love it so much here at Sunnysiders.   What is Washi?Washi is a traditional process that dates back to the 7th Century, just after traditional paper production methods were introduced to Japan by China.  Washi paper is made using fibers from particular local plants and...

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Reproducing History - Summer Footwear Styles

Reproducing History - Summer Footwear Styles

An analysis of styles preserved and remade by REPRODUCTION OF FOUND The beauty in a pair of ROF shoes is that you're owning something truly authentic, made meticulously to the style of the original Military footwear each is based on. There is a rich design history in every model and we wanted to give you an insight into a particular three that we love!   Wearing sandals in the Army? Why? Well there's a reason shoes like this are featured all throughout Militaria history.  Sandal-shoes were typically deployed to European Armies as a tropical uniform for stations in either India...

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*A Vontade's Seamless T-shirts

*A Vontade's Seamless T-shirts

A look in to what makes *A VONTADE's T-shirts so special.

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