The Sashiko Store | Supplies for the Beautiful Sashiko

The Sashiko Store where you can ask for support regarding Sashiko

Our goal is to introduce the beauty of Sashiko & its concept, “Caring and Appreciation”. We strive to provide the Best Quality Supplies and materials for your Sashiko or hand-crafting projects.

I would like to make ourselves more than just a store. Once you purchase in this Sashiko Store, you already contribute to our goals. I will support you as much as I can regarding Sashiko.

Thank you for being a part of such a beautiful culture.

【Update Regarding Covid-19】

  • For International Orders: We continue accepting an international order with following the necessary procedure & USPS policy. Please check if your country is NOT in the list of “Temporary Suspension from USPS delivery“.
  • We continue offering the fast & caring packaging services. In most cases, the package will be shipped the next business day of your order. However, depends on the family situation (I am a stay at home father now…), the package may be delayed by a few days. If you have not received the “Shipping Completion” email with tracking within 3 days or so, PLEASE CHECK the email from “sashikoatsushi●”.
  • For international orders: Please provide your phone-number with your country code, (+81, for Japan, for example). In most countries, we cannot make a shipment without the valid phone number, or the shipment will be very delayed.

Sashiko Gift Card // Sashiko for You & Yours

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Thank you for visiting Upcycle Stitches Website.

This is a "digital" gift card. After the purchase, you will receive an email with the gift card and instructions on how to use it. The card can be used as payment for any products we have on this store. Although we set an expiration for 5 years from the day of purchase, we are willing to be flexible on that.

Due to the shipping delay between countries, we have limited amount of inventory. There is a possibility of temporary closing the business if the stock become extremely short. It will come back eventually. However, a purchase of the gift card is a great support to sustain the business operation toward 2021.

For the purchase of this Gift Card in 2020, I will include a small gift for you in the first order when you redeem the gift card.

  • $50.00 Gift Card: 1 skein of small Sashiko Thread (about 40 meter skein - by Yokota).
  • $100.00 Gift Card: 1 skein of our regular Sashiko Thread (about 145 meter skein - from 15 colors of our supreme Sashiko Thread).
  • $200.00 Gift Card: 1 skein of Keiko's Natural Dye Sashiko Thread (About 145 meter skein / hand-dyed)
  • $500.00 Gift Card: A piece of Sashiko fabric/item that Atsushi, Keiko or our friends (in Sashi.Co) stitched. Please accept this as a special commemorative.

*The above gift will be random following the theme. I will favor your request in colors, but please understand that I will pick a thread based on the availability. After the normalization of US - Japan shipping, I am happy to accomodate your request more flexibily.

*The gift will be included in the 1st order of the gift card is redeemed (For the commemorative, I may contact you for the preference), unless there is no specific request from you.

*The Gift Card can be used on ANYTHING on our website, as long as the item is available.

*This is a Gift Card, so it has "value" like Cash. It is not a donation. Please make sure that you keep the Gift Card in a safe place. Any violation of general rule of Gift Card (such as Duplication) will be handled with deactivating the Gift Card. I will be honest & caring, so please be honest & caring as well.

(I sincerely appreciate for several inquiries for donations to specific purposes, such as protecting Japanese Sashiko suppliers and artisans - including myself. I couldn't believe what I was reading when I received them. I do not know how "donation" will be categorized in the for-profit business like us, in the USA. I am learning & preparing the web page. If you are willing to make a donation instead of the Gift Card, please contact me so I can expedite my journey on this.)

This is my first challenge to offer the Gift Card. Atsushi is here to assist in using the Gift Card. We will be sincere for your request.

【Notes for the Sashiko Gift Card】

  • The Gift Card will expire after 5 years from the purchase date, following the law in the state of Pennsylvania (I am happy to extend the expiration if you are in need of doing so.)
  • A gift card can be used in multiple orders until it’s fully redeemed. You can see the remaining balance if they click the "View Gift Card" button in the email or after they apply a gift card at checkout:
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We strive to provide the all of the essential items you would need to enjoy Sashiko including supplies, tools, and materials.

Please read the articles why you would like to choose the supplies from us.

If you find that we don’t carry something you want, please contact us. From time to time, the item is invisible because of limited stock in our storage. I can let you know the re-stocking time and more information.

Also, please ask if you have an item you would like to get. We can try to find it from Japan.

Sashiko Store

Shop Policies | The Sashiko Store

Shipping and Handling

*Please Read the full version of Term & Condition

Estimated Shipping Times:

  • Domestic: 2~5 business days via USPS
  • International: 3~25 business days via USPS or Japan Post

I’ll do my best to meet these shipping estimates but cannot guarantee the accuracy of timing. Most of the order will be shipped out within a few days unless there are no announce made. The actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. Depending on the order contents and destination, the package may be shipped out from Japan (For tracking the international package tracking number starting with “RX” or “EN”, please check the Japan Post Tracking Tool).

Customs and Import Taxes:

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.

Return Policy

We strive to deliver the best items for your Sashiko experience. Please contact us if we can help to improve your experience here.

We would accept exchanges:

  • Contact me within 5 days of delivery
  • Ship items back within 7 days of delivery
  • For cancellation of the order, I accept it before the order has shipped out unless specifically mentioned such as “one of the kind” item order.

We will not accept returns unless the item is defective:

  • We do not accept returns for the reason of Color Preference. I do my best to match the color of thread and the listed photo. However, each display screen may show different color than I expected. In addition, the color of Natural & Hand Dye items varies in each pod (batch). Thank you for your understanding.

*However, regardless of the policy above, please contact me if you encounter any problems. We will do our best to be reasonable to your request.

The following items cannot be returned or exchanged.

  • Custom or Personalized Orders
  • Digital Downloads
  • Items on Sale

Conditions of return:

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Workshop Refunds & Transfers

All deposits and balances for classes, workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, we understand that emergencies happen, so if you are unable to attend a workshop that you have paid-in-full, and you cancel with more than thirty (30) days notice before a scheduled workshop, you may request to credit or transfer the all of the total workshop fees to another class or workshop within 12 months of request. If you cancel within Thirty (30) days of a scheduled workshop, you will forfeit your entire tuition unless notified.

In the unfortunate events that Upcycle Stitches LLC must cancel the Workshop, classes, and event due to unforeseen circumstances, Upcycle Stitches LLC will refund the cost of registration for the workshop, class, and events. However, Upcycle Stitches LLC does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

It isn’t our intention, and we try everything to avoid this, but please be advised that following: Upcycle Stitches LLC reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a class is canceled, students may choose to receive a full refund or may transfer – with no fee – to another class or workshop. If Upcycle Stitches LLC cancels for any reason, all payments can be refunded.

Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance, which can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency. Travel insurance is very affordable and can protect you in other ways as well. Course Changes or Cancellations

Participation Waiver

Registrant acknowledges that registration and participation are voluntary and that by registering for this workshop/class that he/she is solely responsible for any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained on the premises or any location where any workshop/class is being conducted.

Privacy Policy

We will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information below.

  • To communicate with you about the order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (such as paying Taxes) if necessary.

Thank you for shopping with our Sashiko Store!