Announcement: Cotton 5 Pound Package Discontinued

December 11, 2019 Dana Lewis

 ANNOUNCEMENT, December 10, 2019: Product 110-CTN-5 discontinued

Background story:

For years we have been offering special packages of excellent older Japanese cotton fabrics in by-pound lots. Our product has been a five or ten-pound collection of mixed vintage / antique Japanese cottons, including furoshiki, kasuri, kimono and varies remnants sold as our product # 110-CTN-5 .

Unfortunately, due to the extremely long wait-times for this product (months), as well as the ever-decreasing availability of these type fabrics in Japan, we are discontinuing this product. 

This trend started a few years ago in Japan when we found that the better pieces we had been finding in good volume for years were simply not showing up much at all in the vintage pool there. As a result, we now no longer find the better quality pieces in the volume we had in years past. Folks have been waiting for up to 6 months using our wait-list approach. So, to still afford folks opportunities to get these special packages, we are discontinuing the Wait-List for 110-CTN-5 effective today and switching to use of a lottery for members only.

What's Next?

But .... What we will do,  however, is to offer these special vintage / antique Japanese cotton by-pound packages to members only when we have them. We will do this by sending notice of lotteries to members of our Opt-in List when we have several packages of these special old kinds of Japanese cotton available. Each will be unique and details will be sent with each lottery offer. Members have given us overwhelming approval of the lottery method so we'll continue with it.

What to do next?

If you are presently on our waitlist for this product (5lbs, 110-CTN-5), we will still need for you to email/ message us your intentions and to join the opt-in list (if not already on it) if you wish to be notified about the future lotteries for these special Japanese vintage textiles:

We are disappointed to have to do this, but it seems unfair and untenable to continue a wait list for this particular product. We hope  our members and customers understand.

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