May 26, 2022 at 10:13AM

(5/27)
While reading news & movement, I wonder what “Sustainability” really is. It is an extremely important concept – how to keep our lives sustainable. Taking one step further to care for the environment is indeed necessary. At the same time, we have to remember, “Sustainable” is NOT a magic word to paint over all the possible concerns. “Sustainability” is a great word to encourage us to care more, but the word “Sustainability” shouldn’t be an excuse to stop “thinking”. Furthermore, it is important to consider “who” is behind sustainability. If the Sustainability exists over someone’s (here in a specific group, cultural, racial, social-status, and so on) pain, then pushing the Sustainability can be a form of violence. In Sashiko, “Sustainability” was an outcome, not intention. Sashiko is indeed a form of stitching for sustainability, but “whatever recycled with stitching is Sashiko” is destroying the cultural perspective of Sashiko – which isn’t sustainable as Culture.

This materialistic & cultural sustainability is not a “multiple choice question”. Both can happen simultaneously. In fact, many movements behind the word Sustainability can happen & care for each other simultaneously when we take one step “paused” and see through the people & convenience (profit) behind it. The key word to make it happen simultaneously is “Acknowledgement”. It is my approach to Cultural Appropriation, as well. For more stories about this topic, please check my Youtube Channel. There are a few videos about this topic.





昨日の刺し子デニム。後ろから見るとこんな感じです。一本刺し抜けがあるのはご愛嬌でお許し下さい。金曜日の配信で直します!昔の曖昧な記憶で、デニムと曲線はあまり相性が良くないと思っていたのですが、今回の刺し子で想像の5倍くらい楽しむことができました。直径4cm小さい円なんです。でも、苦しくもなく、痛くもなく、楽しめました。少し七宝にハマるかもしれません。七宝は満遍なく布が強くなるから、伝統柄の中でもおすすめです。あと、麻の葉と違って重ねが少ないし。うん。

#Sashiko #JapaneseSashiko #SashikoDenim #SashikoStitching #刺し子 #日本人の刺し子 #刺し子デニム


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