Our Story

During my studies at Edinburgh College of Art, I embarked on a journey of discovery into the rich world of historical Japanese textile techniques. This enlightening experience led to the birth of Boro, a brand inspired by the art of Boro patchwork, where garments are transformed into exquisite pieces through the careful use of fabric scraps and intricate hand stitching.

In addition to my passion for textiles, I also draw inspiration from the elegance and craftsmanship of traditional Japanese ceramics. This influence can be seen in my unique ceramic creations that pay homage to the artistry of Japanese pottery while infusing them with a contemporary touch. Each ceramic piece is thoughtfully crafted, combining the beauty of Japanese ceramic techniques with modern design elements, resulting in functional and visually striking products.

Central to the ethos of Boro is the celebration of vintage Japanese fabric scraps and offcuts that would otherwise be discarded as waste materials. With a passion for sustainability and resourcefulness, I meticulously source secondhand materials, breathing new life into them by fusing them with contemporary design elements. The result? Functional and breathtakingly beautiful products that exude a unique charm.

Each creation under the Boro brand is meticulously crafted by hand in the UK. This hands-on approach ensures that most items are truly one-of-a-kind, carrying the essence of artisanal craftsmanship that sets them apart from mass-produced goods.

With Boro, I seek to honor the time-honored traditions of Japanese textiles and ceramics while infusing them with a fresh and modern perspective. My mission is to bring together history and innovation, embracing the sustainable spirit of reusing and repurposing materials, all while offering functional and aesthetically pleasing products that resonate with customers like yourself.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Boro and our commitment to creating a more sustainable and creatively captivating world. Should you have any questions or are interested in a bespoke order or to stock Boro products, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Founder: Harriet