Monthly Archives: September 2016

baby gifts – double gauze

Soft touch double gauze

A second series of soft textured double gauze, baby gift is here. Featuring soft pencil touch lines blended with a flair of watercolors, Merry Go Round from the previous series got so popular that the similar soft taste is introduced again with girls’ favorite motifs.

– Dreams in the Wonderland – P42300-300  Double Gauze cotton 100% P42300-300_2

Alice-themed fabric is introduced backed by requests from customers. It is full of curious motifs that appear in the Alice in Wonderland stories. Along with the lovely tone of pastel, the Alice-like monotone with red (color D) is great.

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Cache Coeur (Wrap Around) Dress

Size: Medium

Ellen Baker’s latest collection, Parallels, is turned into a Cache Coeur (wrap around) dress in a double gauze material. The intersection pattern as a geometric motif against a subdued background color is not overly unique, yet elegant enough to create a one-piece dress.

Design & Work: Kokka Fabric

Fabric shown for this sample:
 ellen baker JG42700-701 (A)

□ Outer fabric: 106cm wide x 330cm
□ Fusible interfacing (thin): 90cm wide x 10cm


Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)

echino Cotton Linen Canvas

New introduction of gold and silver is refreshing!

echino’s popular designs now come in silver and gold metallic cool prints!
The charm of the standard echino cotton linen canvas is the rich texture it creates as it gets used more. The new collection consists of a variety of color combinations including a cotton linen canvas with a great use of natural base colors and chic and subdued tones like gray and black. The cool silver and gold metallic print has a right amount of shimmer paired with playfulness. The introduction of echino with a fresh taste will let you encounter “something” new and different.

piece JG96500-500 Cotton Linen Canvas JG96500-500_2

In piece, geometric block motifs are tied together to create a graphic look. This textile allows you to cut out any piece of the block to enjoy your project. The design-oriented geometric pattern can be used as-is for an interior décor piece. It is also suitable for stylish items like a simple mannish tote bag.

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【EVENT】International Quilt Market Houston 2016

October 29,30,31,2016
International Quilt Market Houston 2016

Place:George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, Texas 77010 USA
Please visit us at booth no.134, 234 (Kokka Co.,ltd. distributed by Seven Islands, Inc.)

Show Hours:
Oct. 29 & 30 : 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oct. 31 : 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

We introduce brand-new fabrics.

*Trade show only. Not open to the general public.
You will find more detail at

Masahiro Tobita (Designer for “spoken words project”)

Pursuing the creations of something original free from established ideas

The Japanese fashion brand “spoken words project” has a reputation for its clothes made uniquely with hand-dyed or hand-printed technique. Masahiro Tobita, who has nurtured the brand, is currently involved in a wide range of activities surpassing the fashion field such as stage costume design, scenography, and textile design as well as creating clothing. Tobita’s “spoken words project” teamed up with Kokka to create a new textile brand named “3min.” which made a cool debut in June, 2016. Here is an extensive interview with Tobita who is pursuing something new. This will show you what is behind his design work.

va011_1 (KF): What type of boy were you when you were young?

 I always wanted to do something different from the others, and I was really competitive. My everyday clothes were made by my mother who had studied at Bunka Fashion College, Japan’s leading fashion school. Indeed, I wore them delightedly.
In my junior high years, I got interested in fashion. I frequented secondhand clothes shops in Harajuku. There had been many thrift stores in Harajuku area until DC (Designer Character) brand boom arose in ‘80s when I was in high school.
I had wished to go to a high school with design department, but it was located outside of my school district. Eventually I entered a regular high school in compliance with my father who was a strictly traditional Japanese male.

(pic: This woodblock print is Tobita’s art project in his junior high years titled “Portrait of My Friend”)

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