Japanese Fabrics 10Lbs Lots Vintage Kimono / Fabric By Pound

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***PICTURES SHOWN ARE A RECENT 10LBS ORDER***
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[NOTE ON PICTURES: IMAGES ARE FROM A SAMPLE 10 POUND ORDER,REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL ORDERS AS TO VARIETY & QUALITY.]
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PRICING($9.00/LB):

10 Pounds Lot of Vintage Silk, Silk blends and few Mock-Silk Synthetic Blends Wholesale Kimono & Kimono Fabrics sold as fabric, by-pound:

Our Number: 110-A, "A" Package-->

"A" PACKAGE DESCRIPTIONS:

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1. CONTENT:

Packages are comprised of: Majority are vintage silk & silk blends with minority of synthetic (mock-silk) blends kimonos & fabrics*, Mixed (grades 1-3) by-the- pound (10lb Minimum).

We offer a package of 10lbs all assorted as described here.
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2. SORTING DETAILS:

These are all worn / used / old recycled Japanese garments, sold by the pound, and are meant for artwork, design, crafts etc. and mostly not for wear, though very often are used for casual wear ; Each order contains a mix of:

*Solid colors & patterned
*Warm & Cold colors
*Women's kimono
*Mix of short kimono (haori/michiyuki) and longs varies. *Sorry, no obi(sashes any longer).
*Children's kimonos are increasingly rare and infrequently included in by-pound. If interested let us know and if we have one we can include it.
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3. QUALITY & CONDITION:

Conditions vary from excellent to fair. We do not send 'rag' quality soiled kimono(s).

As vintage garments, many of our by-pound kimonos will have some stains & imperfections.(See our detailed discussion in our information pages)
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4. SHIPPING SCHEDULE:

Depending on demand, most of the year we can ship in 7-10 business days from confirmed /paid order receipt. If we'll be delayed for some reason (being out of town etc), we'll let you know.
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5. IMPORTANT SHIPPING SAVINGS OPTIONS:

A. MUCH CHEAPER FED-EX GROUND/HOME RATES AVAILABLE USA -- BUT DO NOT SHOW IN ETSY.

B. CANADA & MEXICO SHIPPING BY FED-EX ALSO AVAILABLE.

C. BACKGROUND INFO:

We can ship by Fed-Ex but Etsy does not offer FedEx real-time in-cart calculation or check-out. FedEx Ground is MUCH cheaper to Central & West Coast USA Time Zones. So we need to refund after order is placed if opting for FedEx rate. FYI, we ship from zip 19711.

D. TO GET A USA QUOTE FOR FEDEX-GROUND SHIPMENT (11LBS GWT):

Please advise us by Etsy message, in your order notes, or by email to yokodana.usa _at sign_ gmail.com if you want us to ship by FedEx Ground/Home. We'll refund the difference from the Priority Mail/Parcel-Post Select rate given by Etsy during check-out.

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6. BY-POUND COUNTS:

This is a BY-POUND product, not based on piece-count. However, for general information, the count of kimono per 10lbs is 8 average kimonos per 10lbs; We do not guarantee count, as this is a by- pound product, but these estimations give a good idea of what you get in a typical order.

This is a BY-POUND product, not based on piece-count so we do not guarantee count. FYI, Long kimonos weigh on average 1.5lbs each.
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Please don't stop here, please scroll down for FAQ
These FAQ must be read before purchasing to avoid misunderstanding:
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********************FAQ**********************
Answers to our most frequently asked questions about this product:

If you've never bought vintage clothing of any kind, especially vintage kimono, we ask you to take the time to read this if you are seriously considering our bulk products, as they differ in many ways from newly manufactured goods. Taking the extra time to read everything here before your purchase will help you make a more informed decision and avoid disappointment.

1. BACKGROUND & PRE-PURCHASE SUGGESTIONS:

We have been selling bulk kimonos (by pound) since 1998. As a result, we have learned that by-the-pound buying and selling is rather different compared to buying newly made items, so much more explanation is needed to maximize understanding.

Therefore, we ask your patience but need to stress that before deciding to buy we ask you to carefully review ALL the information here. At the risk of overstating things, we repeat that it is essential that you read all our information (not just the product description page, as these are 100% the result of customers' input and are essential to understanding this product. These are things which we are most oftened asked about our bulk kimono packages, all from past customers:
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2. Where do you get all these old kimono(s) for your by-pound packages?

Please read our shop info page to learn more about Yoko and how she works closely with her family in Japan. Her family's network of alliances within the Japanese antiques and textiles trades serve us well. Also, her family has been in the Japanese recycling industry for some time. Our sources for these kimono are from throughout Japan using our connections in the Japanese recycling industry as well as other sources (auctions, markets, store liquidations, estate sales, family network, etc.)

These connections enable us to get prime and timely access to good volumes of these old kimono ahead of many other dealers and brokers. Also, as we need no 'middle-man', we are able to procure these for substantially less than most other brokers or wholesalers, who must go through brokers, travel to Japan, etc. We bring these package kimonos into the USA directly from Japan regularly, depending on the time of year and demand. We now fill orders almost daily for the "by-pound package", many to repeat customers, shipping from our Delaware USA location only.

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3. What do you mean by "vintage"?


When we say "vintage" we mean what recyclers of used clothing call, "Grades 1-3 used"; These kimonos are used, worn and vary from 50+ years to 20 years old; From time to time some of them are 'deadstock', meaning they may be 10-20 years old, were never sold and are like 'new', just have been on a shelf somewhere for years. None of our pieces are shredded or cut "rags"; all pieces are intact kimono.
While sold as cutters, we hear from many customers that they wear these informally.

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4. In general, who buys these vintage by-pound kimonos from you?


Many of our customers are quiltmakers. In addition we sell to many designers, couturiers, dressmakers & artists. Many buyers are groups of quilters who gather together to make a purchase. We have supplied costumes to several professional stage productions, festivals, a professional costume company and other individual performers. We also supply makers of everything from bags, vests, scarves to kitchen decor pieces. We also sell these bundles to other small businesses who then take them apart & either make new items, or sell kits to quilters. We are aware that some of our business buyers sell these kimonos as used garments, and while we do not sell with that express intent, we do not object.

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5. As a person who works as a textile artist involving dye work etc., I like to work with pure natural silks. When you say you may include 'synthetics' in the (A) package, how many will there be?

First some background on this: In the 1960's and 1970's, as the cost of natural (labor intensive) silks rose with increased demand within Japan, the Japanese fabric industries began experimenting with blends of synthetics of all sorts with natural silks, as well as all synthetic fabrics which were made to replicate the look, touch and feel of true natural silk. Some of these synthetics and blends are so good that even those experienced in identifying fabrics have trouble distinguishing them. Also, as the older silks (all natural silk) steadily become fewer and fewer, their costs naturally rise. And with the advent of the internet and on-line auctions in Japan, many there who would have recycled old silk garments in the past are now selling them directly instead of giving to recyclers. This results is fewer all-silks in the 'recyclers vintage pool'.

But to get to your question, our A Packages are comprised of mostly all-silks and silk blends, with few synthetics mock-silks being included only when they are higher quality and aesthetic value.

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6. How much flexibility do I have in choosing what goes in the mix, within the specs you list (for example, can you give me all silk, or mostly red and bright colors)?

Some background information before I answer this one: We are basically a small family business. We are not set up in the US to do processing/sorting. We pre-sort these in Japan before they are shipped here. We do the final selection for each order by hand here. Since we buy in volume, selected to be fairly balanced across all the different types & criteria, if we were to deviate, then soon we would not be able to give all customers a balanced mix.

So, In general we cannot deviate much from the way we describe the bulk packages in the product specifications.You can always inform us of a preference and if we can we'll do our best to honor it.

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7. I used to get bulk kimonos by the bale somewhere else, but they went out of business. Can you send me bulk kimono in bales?

We prefer not to bale these vintage kimono/fabrics, particularly the silks. In fact, we bring them into the US in boxes; these are not baled from the time we get these in Japan until we seal the box for UPS to pick up your order. We do not like what the baling wire or strapping does to many of the older fabrics, so even when we ship to customers we use boxes. All items are folded or lain flat in the carton. So, in a nutshell -- we do not bale our bulk kimonos.

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8. How do some of your customers use these kimonos creatively?

The uses are quite varied. Many quilters use them, but designers and artists also use them to make a wide variety of fabric art, textile creative projects, clothing and accessory items; we also sell to commercial dress-makers who use them to make dresses, tops and accessories. Here is our latest list:


*Table Runners
*Centerpiece for Table (tied into ribbon)
*Place Mats
*Coasters
*Framing (make a picture out of kimono piece itself)
*Matting for pictures/framing
*Wall hanging
*Window Treatment(swags)
*Clothing items (vest,shirt etc or as part of other accessory)
*Handbags/purses
*Luggage rack (placed over a folding wooden frame luggage stand)
*Coffee table (used wooden stand, place obi, then glass top)
*Pillows, cushions
*Pins & broaches
*Pin Cushions
*Tote bag
*Cabinetry, as runner in groove of sliding door of antique cabinet
*Furniture (hand-made chairs and benches)
*High end fashion designers used kimono silks in making one-of-kind designer dresses (Europe, China)
*Dyers and mixed media artists used kimono fabrics in their artwork and projects.
*Laptop computer bags
*Ladies' Shoes(high heels, Hetty Rose UK)
*Lamps
*Sword(Katana) bag

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9. If I am outside the USA, will you accept returns of my order of "A Package" bulk kimono?

Given the wide variation of customs fees etc which may be incurred on re-entry of an international return we no longer offer refunds on international orders as we do not refund the shipping costs, hardly making it worthwhile to the customer to bear the cost of initial shipment and return. That's why we have the following suggestion for our non-USA customers:

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: We STRONGLY urge you to check your local postal, customs and import process and fees. We declare these as 'used outer garments, silk/silk blend' for customs declaration. We know from customers that European countries (including UK) can be assessed high duties and VAT etc. if your shipment is selected for close screening upon entry through customs, but this is a random thing. Message us and we can tell you our experience with various countries.


DO YOU WANT MORE THAN 10LBS? Orders up to 3 multiples(total 30lbs) are shipped in one carton.

Thank you for your interest, Yoko Lewis (yokodana)
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Reviews
Average review
(13)
I received beautiful kimono fabrics. Super pleased! Fast delivery!
Apr 2, 2018 by Sue Adair
Arrived quickly. Had a large variety of materials.
Sep 18, 2016 by Anna
I ordered this and 10 lbs of girls kimono at the same time. When the package arrived, it was like Christmas as I slowly emptied the contents and inspected the kimono one at a time. I was very pleased with the overall quality, and truly believe that this was a real bargain. Some of these will be worn, some displayed, and some used in quilts. I think the mix was very good. The goods arrived quickly and were carefully packaged. It would be hard to find a better value. I'll be ordering again.
Aug 5, 2016 by resapickel
May 5, 2016 by Joy Miyashiro
Absolutely excellent! I have once again recommended you to all of my kimono friends on facebook. Ps those haori were AWESOME! I can't wait till you get more stock in...hope your snow is melting, too. ;-D
Mar 12, 2015 by redhead83402

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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Bulk kimono packages ship by United States Postal Service (USPS);shipping price includes insurance. USA CANADA & MEXICO: FEDEX GROUND AVAILABLE (NOT TO PO BOX WITHOUT A STREET ADDRESS) BUT FEDEX RATES NOT SHOWN THROUGH ETSY.COM CHECKOUT. WE ADVISE AND REFUND DIFFERENCE (OFTEN SUBSTANTIAL).You can message us to learn FedEx Ground rate just email name & shipping address by convo or email. yokodana.usa@gmail.com


Payments

In addition to payment through the Etsy gateway we also have our own merchant card for payment by: American Express, MasterCard, Visa & Discover; also accept Paypal.com, US Dollar International certified bank drafts, USA and most international postal money orders, and personal or business USA checks; checks are held for clearance. Please be mindful for non-USA customers that any VAT, import duties or fees are paid at your end upon receipt and are your responsibility. If you are concerned about this, contact us and we'll tell you of our customers' duties experience with your country has been, as we've shipped all over the world.


Returns & exchanges

1. USA Customers' RETURN POLICY for Bulk Kimono Products:

We encourage first-time buyers to carefully review the FAQ section (frequently asked questions) to avoid disappointment and need to return. We also have unsolicited testimonials which we can provide upon request.

We DO accept returns on your first order, but not partial returns, of by-pound products. If you do not like it, return the entire package & get a refund, less the amount we paid to ship it initially and a $5.00 restocking fee per carton.Buyer pays cost of return shipping. The return policy is not intended as an approval basis or consignment, but as a protection for new buyers. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

If your package arrives and it has been soiled or damaged in transit, please inform us immediately and we will provide further instructions. If it is not what you imagined it to be, please let us know immediately, no later than 72 hours after delivery. We will give you instructions and authorization to return. To qualify for a refund, PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR ORDER WITHOUT GETTING OUR ADVANCE AUTHORIZATION.

Upon our receipt of the original package in the same condition, we will pay a refund to you in the same manner as you paid us, issuing you a credit card credit, or sending a check for the cost of the merchandise, less initial shipping cost & restocking fee of $5.00 per carton.

We issue the refund within one business day of our receipt of the returned package (unless we are out of the office).If the material was damaged in transit, restocking fees do not apply. If you wish to ask any questions, please send message to Yoko Lewis or call at local/International: +302-353-4506.
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2. International Customers' RETURN POLICY,
IMPORTANT EXCEPTION FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS OF BY-POUND PRODUCTS RETURNS:

International shipments of bulk kimono products ARE NOT returnable nor refundable. If this is a concern to you, please contact us prior to ordering. The main reason for this policy is the cost to return, and the possiblity of our incurring import or duties charges etc upon re-entry to USA. Therefore, please be sure to carefully review ALL our information before deciding. We have MANY satisfied international customers and feel free to check with us about our experience shipping to your country (as to duties etc).


Additional policies

OUR EXTENSIVE FAQ FOLLOW, PLEASE READ THEM:

CAVEAT EMPTOR --***Please** SAVE US BOTH SOME TIME AND EFFORT, PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING {smile}:

If you've never bought vintage clothing of any kind, especially vintage kimono, we ask you to take the time to read this if you are seriously considering our bulk products, as they differ in many ways from newly manufactured goods. Taking the extra time to read everything here before your purchase will help you make a more informed decision.

I. BACKGROUND & PRE-PURCHASE SUGGESTIONS:

We have been selling bulk kimonos (by pound) for quite awhile now. As a result, we have learned that by-the-pound buying and selling is rather different compared to buying newly made items, so much more explanation is needed to maximize understanding.

Therefore, we ask your patience but need to stress that before deciding to buy we ask you to carefully review ALL the information here. At the risk of overstating things, we repeat that it is essential that you read all our information (not just the product description page, as these are 100% the result
of customers' input and are essential to understanding this product. These are things which we are most oftened asked about our bulk kimono packages, all from past customers:

II. FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions About Our By-Pound Kimono

1. "As a person who works as a textile artist involving dye work etc., I like to work with pure natural silks. When you say you include 'synthetics' in the A package, how many will there be?"

First some background on this: In the 1960's and 1970's, as the cost of natural (labor intensive) silks rose with increased demand within Japan, the Japanese fabric industries began experimenting with blends of synthetics of all sorts with natural silks, as well as all synthetic fabrics which were made to replicate the look, touch and feel of true natural silk. Some of these synthetics and blends are so good that even those experienced in identifying fabrics have trouble distinguishing them.

Also, as the older silks (all natural silk) steadily become fewer and fewer, their costs naturally rise. Also, with the advent of the internet and on-line auctions in Japan, many there who would have recycled old silk garments now are selling them directly instead of giving to recyclers. This results in fewer all-silks in the 'vintage pool'. But to get to your question, our A packages are comprised of mostly all-silks and silk blends, with a minority of all synthetics, the latter being included only when they are higher quality and aesthetic value.

2. "Where do you get all these old kimono(s) for your by-pound packages?"

Please read our about us section to learn more about Yoko and how she works closely with her family in Japan. Her family's network of alliances within the Japanese textiles trades serve us well. Also, our family has been in the recycling industry for some time. Our sources for these kimono are from throughout Japan using our connections in the Japanese recycling industry as well as other sources (auctions, markets, store liquidations, estate sales,family network, IN JAPAN etc.)These connections enable us to get prime and timely access to good volumes of these old kimono ahead of many Japanese dealers and brokers. Also, as we need no 'middle-man', we are able to procure these for substantially less than most other brokers or wholesalers, who must go through brokers, travel to Japan, etc. We bring the "A" package kimonos in directly from Japan on a routine basis throughout the year.

3."What do you mean by 'vintage'?"

When we say "vintage" we mean what recyclers of used clothing call, "Grades 1-2 used"; These kimonos are used, worn and vary from 50+ years to 10 years old; Some of them 'deadstock', meaning they may be *at least* 10-20 years old, were never sold and are like 'new', just have been on a shelf somewhere for years. None of our pieces are shredded or cut "rags"; Almost all pieces are intact kimono of all sorts, and the occasional coverlet or remnant (for example: kimonos may have the occasional sleeve missing). We also discuss the definition of 'vintage' in an interview available in an on-line audio available upon request.

4."In general, who buys these vintage by-pound kimonos from you?"

Many of our customers are quiltmakers. In addition we sell to many designers, crafters & artisans, couturiers, dressmakers & artists. Many buyers are groups of quilters who gather together to make a purchase. We have supplied costumes to several professional stage productions, festivals, a professional costume company and other individual performers. We also supply makers of everything from bags, vests,scarves to kitchen decor pieces. We also sell these bundles to other small businesses who then take them apart & either make new items, or sell kits to quilters. We are aware that some of our business buyers sell these kimonos as used garments, and while we do not sell with that express intent, we do not object.

5. "Why aren't you including obi in the by-pound?"

Our price to buy obis in Japan has gone up. The demand, even in Japan, for vintage obi has risen dramatically.This makes it harder & more costly for us to get obi. They are now far less likely to be included in our 'by pound' lots than they were even a year ago. In general, any obis we have in the by-pound mix are not in good shape, so if we include them, they will be added to the completed order, more or less as a 'scrap'. Some artists are able to use these and we know this. If you are one of them, it won't hurt to ask when you order. Any further questions please write/call Yoko directly.

6. "How much flexibility do I have in choosing what goes in the mix (For "A Package"), within the specs you list on your store (for example, can you give me all silk, or mostly red and bright colors)?"

Some background information before I answer this one: We are basically a mom & pop web store. We are not set up in the US to do processing/sorting. We pre-sort these in Japan before they are shipped here. We do the final selection for each order by hand here. Since we buy in volume, selected to be fairly balanced across all the different types & criteria, if we were to deviate, then soon we would not be able to give all customers a balanced mix. In general we cannot deviate much from the way we describe the bulk packages in the product description and FAQs. Your best bet is to let us know what you're looking for and we can tell you if we can meet your needs.

7. "I used to get bulk kimonos by the bale somewhere else, but they went out of business. Can you send me bulk kimono in bales?"

We prefer not to bale these vintage kimono/fabrics, particularly the silks. In fact, we bring them into the US in boxes; these are not baled from the time we get these in Japan until we seal the box for UPS to pick up your order. We do not like what the baling wire or strapping does to many of the older fabrics, so even when we ship to customers we use boxes. All items are folded or lain flat in the carton. So, in a nutshell -- we do not bale our bulk kimonos.

8. "Do you sell other types of kimono packages, such as only cottons, all synthetics or men's garments?"

Please check our web site for latest word on what kimono packages are currently available. Just go to www.yokodana.com.

9. "How do some of your customers use these kimonos creatively?(A Package)"

*Table Runners
*Centerpiece for Table (tied into ribbon)
*Place Mats
*Coasters
*Framing (make a picture out of kimono piece itself)
*Matting for pictures/framing
*Wall hanging
*Window Treatment(swags)
*Clothing items (vest,shirt etc or as part of other accessory)
*Handbags/purses
*Luggage rack (placed over a folding wooden frame luggage stand)
*Coffee table (used wooden stand, place obi, then glass top)
*Pillows, cushions
*Pins & brooches
*Pin Cushions
*Tote bag
*Cabinetry, as runner in groove of sliding door of antique cabinet
*Furniture (hand-made chairs and benches)
*High end fashion designers used kimono silks in making one-of-kind designer dresses (Europe, China)
*Dyers and mixed media artists used kimono fabrics in their artwork and projects.
*Laptop computer bags
*Ladies' Shoes(high heels, Hetty Rose UK)

SHIPPING COSTS:
We will refund the difference if your shipping charge was more than the actual cost.