Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that apparently there are sellers online who sell cheap imitations of some of the more popular Japanese fabrics. I probably shouldn't be surprised by this, but it just hadn't crossed my mind that fakes are being sold on etsy and other onlines sites.
By "cheap" I don't mean the price, but the quality. The Japanese fabrics are well loved for two reasons--the wonderful prints and the quality fabric. The knock-off fabrics are reproductions of the print on inferior fabric, but at the premium fabric price.
If you buy the Japanese prints online, you might want to read more at these links:
- GermanDolls shares her experience with fake Kokka prints on her blog. The photos of the selvedge comparisons are very helpful.
- rastis100 shares some great info about how to avoid buying cheap knock-offs of your favorite Japanese prints.