Announcement Welcome to my world of beautiful & eclectic vintage kimono cushions, pillows and home accessories, all expertly hand crafted and made with love. Enjoy!
Welcome to my world of beautiful & eclectic vintage kimono cushions, pillows and home accessories, all expertly hand crafted and made with love. Enjoy!
Katherine-Kelly . on Feb 7, 2017
Very good quality product and great seller. Thank you!
lantibi on Jan 31, 2017
Everything was just Perfect !! Item is gorgeous & delivery in good conditions
elesea on Jan 18, 2017
This cushion is so beautiful. I bought it as a birthday gift for my friend, who loves it and thinks it's fabulous. As always, a perfection transaction - beautiful handmade cushion of the highest quality made by a professional but super-friendly and helpful craftswoman :)
A Passion for Pillows!
I make unique and beautiful cushions made from genuine vintage kimono fabric. These cushions aren’t really meant to be sat on, the material is far too special, but are intended as works of art, preserving ancient techniques for years to come.
In-between the school run, family life and running a busy home, you will find me in my studio where I am surrounded by the fabrics I have collected, making beautiful cushions and other unique accessories for the home.
My cushions are made from kimono from the 1950′s to the 1980′s. I carefully select fabrics taken from de-constructed kimono, direct from Japan – all are of exquisite quality and design; some surprisingly graphic and Eames inspired , others hand-painted or heavily embroidered from wedding kimono. I carefully crop the patterns to look good as cushions and sew these into a precious article of desire. Sometimes cutting the fabric can be very painful! A whole kimono is constructed from just one roll of fabric called a silk bolt or ‘tanmono’. It is an exact length and width and nothing gets wasted. This in turn denotes the finished size of my cushions!
Owner, Designer Maker
Kimono silk is my passion and I cannot live without it! I have been selling as Ribbonreal on Etsy for over four year now. It's the perfect creative outlet after giving up my job as a magazine Art Director to become a full time mother of twins.
* I will happily undertake commissions - just get in touch!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
* Please note VAT or any other sales tax is not included on any of my items as I am not VAT registered or registered to collect any form of sales tax. This is normal in the UK and dependant on the size of business. The notification beneath each item price is Etsy generated and has been applied generically to all items on Etsy.
All items are wrapped as environmentally as possible with care taken to protect your purchase on it's journey.
Refunds and Exchanges
You have 7 days, from receipt, to notify me if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item. When returning an item, the postage and packaging cost must be covered by the buyer. The item must be returned in its' original condition.
Please note: any items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements cannot be returned or refunded
* If you are not happy with your purchase I would like to find out why before we agree on returns - I am only a small shop and cannot fund returns. Sorry.
Sadly, Ribbonreal cannot take responsibility for items damaged or lost in the post. Utmost care is taken to package the items safely. They are a labour of love with many cushions being completely unique (and irreplaceable) and I would be as distressed as you if anything happened to them! If you wish to upgrade the level of posting method (at extra cost) please contact me when you make your initial purchase.