Many queries are received by us, regarding our fabrics. If we have not covered a query you may have after reading this section please feel free
to contact us.
What sort of fabric do you carry?
The vast majority of our fabric on the roll is Kimono fabric in the traditional width of 36
centimetres or 14 inches.
Many rolls are undone garments and are therefore cut into pieces and some can contain stains/marks or small imperfections that need to be
worked around. This is the nature of vintage textiles that have seen some proper use. Saying all that, we have some extraordinary stock that you will not see elsewhere.
Most of the rolls are silk but we also carry cottons (including indigo dyed), wool and a small amount of synthetics. Prices range from $10AUD
to $35AUD for a metre, dependant on technique used, design, vintage and fabric composition.
Most of our stock is $15 per metre.
How much can I get of one particular fabric?
The absolute maximum fabric on an untouched roll is approximately 12 metres. These rolls are rare. As we sell by the metre most rolls contain
less and is dependant on what has been purchased by previous customers.
What is the smallest ammount I can buy?
The minimum cut is 50 centimetres.
Sorry, due to the limited amount of fabric on each roll we do not usually supply samples.
How do I wash vintage silk?
Contrary to belief silk is not difficult or scary to maintain.
Wash in cool to cold water with a splash of wool wash or pure soap flakes. Submerge fabric and give a gentle swish around leaving in the water
for no more than 4-5 minutes. Support when removing from the water – do not wring but gently squeeze before rinsing once again in cool water. Wet items can be rolled in a towel to remove excess water
before being hung or laid out flat in shade. Iron when still damp with a dry iron if required (silk loves steam).
Do you have an online catalogue for fabrics and garments?
We have recently started an ETSY store and are uploading selected stock items onto the page when time permits. Please visit! ZIGUZAGU ETSY STORE
As to a catalogue, Sorry! this is not possible to produce and keep updated. All items carried by Ziguzagu are one of a kind. This includes
garments, fabrics on the roll, zabuton and all haberdashery. Stock can change drastically from shipment to shipment and many special pieces go before a photo can even be taken!
If you are after something very specific, please contact
us. We are very familiar with all stock and can let you know what we do or do not have on hand.
Do you make Kimono?
Unfortunately no, each garment takes a whole roll of fabric, much time and effort. Traditionally these garments are hand sewn
together. Even in Japan this is a hard request to find someone to complete with most 'modern' garments being machine sewn together.
How can I pay?
We accept cash, VISA and Mastercard credit cards (sorry no AMEX or Diners Club cards), EFTPOS, Paypal or cheque.
Can I order via the website?
Yes you can! Please contact staff via e-mail or phone with your requirements and we will be more than happy to organize your purchases.
Fabrics can be scanned or photographed and images e-mailed to you upon request.
Can I pay via the website?
Sorry! we do not yet have an automated online payment system but all usual payment options are available including Paypal. Due to security
concerns, we will discuss with each customer individually.
Do you mail items to customers?
Purchased items can by mailed anywhere in the world – through Australia Post or a courier if requested. Postage costs are additional to any
purchase and will be determined prior to the completion of the transaction.
*Ziguzagu retains the right to nominate service used - goods will not be sent through a third party delivery service.