October 09, 2021 at 01:30PM

I am so grateful to have so many friends who help me to learn more here, youtube, Patreon and everywhere else. I keep educating myself to represent “it” better. Thank you.

Sashiko is, indeed, the practice of Sustainability. The resources we have are limited. Therefore, we need to educate ourselves to act smartly. In Sashiko, people had to choose to be sustainable because they lived in a harsh condition with limited resources (I do not define it “poverty”). They stitched to make fabric stronger, and last longer. They used all of the materials domestically because logistics was limited. When we live on land, we care for it. We usually do not take a dump where we eat. 

“Sashiko as a practice of sustainability” is true, yet it is only one aspect of Sashiko. One History, but so many stories around the History. By focusing on one aspect of sustainability, we shouldn’t destroy someone’s culture, especially if it can be maintained sustainably. Your choice of supplies in Sashiko will directly support the artisans in Japan who make Sashiko thread. By saying, “we can use whatever thread we want in Sashiko” without understanding the difference, then one may be contributing to the damage to cultural sustainability, by supporting the bigger, convenient, and cheaper suppliers. (There is nothing wrong with using whatever thread they want & enjoying Sashiko with the convenience/cheap way, but it may not be sustainable in a bigger picture when we mix both materialistic & cultural perspectives). I will make a video about this. Thank you for all the insight you share.


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