What inspired the birth of Faburiq? It was the fabrics and the textiles that I found over time through my travels. But Japanese textiles made a lasting impression on me. The craftspeople that made these textiles have dedicated their lives to perfecting the art of textile weaving using the same looms and techniques for generations. These methods are found nowhere else in the world. But, interest, demand and appreciation for these types of fabrics are fading in Japan and within our generation.
Faburiq lives by the values of Mottainai - that the old can be made new and everything can be given life again. Mottainai is an old Buddhist word, which has ties with the Shinto idea that "objects have souls within them". Mottainai is a tradition very much alive in the Japanese "cultural DNA" today, which has evolved into an international concept.
Fabrics aren't just the materials we use; it is what inspires us to create. Faburiq only works with select collectors of antique and vintage fabrics in Japan, who share a passion for textiles that are made with integrity and purpose. From the fabric to the ribbon that hems your precious square, to the paper that wraps your package, everything is made with the utmost care and nothing is wasted. Every bit of fabric is saved, crafted and given a chance to be part of your life.
On my next blog post, you'll learn more about the types of Japanese fabrics and the techniques involved in their making. Stay tuned!
Author: Aruña Quiroga