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Repair Make Mend

By Hikaru Noguchi, Photographs By Wakana Baba

Crafts and family Activities


96 Pages, 7.25 x 9.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: April 2020

ISBN 9781912480159

Rights: US & CA

Hawthorn Press (Apr 2020)

Price: $29.95


A guide to "visible mending," increasingly popular practice within the slow fashion movement

This cult book is a step by step guide by Hikaru Noguchi, a guru of visible darning in Japan. This is visible mending, more akin to embroidery and embellishment that will make your favorite clothing even more personal and save it from landfill. Climate change is making us rethink how we use resources and not subscribing to fast-fashion and re-using and mending our clothes has become a mark of pride. This detailed step-by-step guide makes the methods easy to follow even for non-sewers. The stylish photography shows off the artistic and minimalist style of the designer's work.


"Noguchi's clearly explained and gently encouraging manual will find an enthusiastic readership."— Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Hikaru Noguchi has developed new and innovative textiles for furnishings, scarves, bags and garments with a number of designers including Tom Dixon, Top Shop and projects for Barneys, Browns, Paul Smith women, Takashimaya New York and many other stores.