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Boro Service

starting from € 50

Boro is a traditional Japanese way of mending. This technique will cover up a damaged part of a garment with a new piece of fabric, hand stitched together. Wear, a tear, hole or stain will be covered with a left-over piece of fabric. This creates a visible patchwork, fully hand stitched and giving your item a new look. Like the other visible mendings and our dyeing service also this service will represent your love for the garment and the environment. The Boro Service is a recovery which will show the beauty of a garment and its imperfections to the fullest and works very well on heavy fabrics, like denim.

This repair is all done by hand at the Hul le Kes Recovery Studio. The fabric used for the patch comes from cutting waste from our Manufacturing Studio. Please select your preference in the fabric and yarn we will use. You can choose from a tone on tone patch fabric or a contrasting fabric. You will also choose from a tone on tone yarn or a contrasting yarn. The exact colors will depend on what we have available at the studio.

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“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it”

Salvador Dali

The Boro Service is meant for small to medium and visible repairs (maximum of 650 square meters) in your textile product. In case you have a bigger tear or hole in your item we advise you to choose Jogakbo Service; this repairing technique is much more suitable for bigger surfaces.

For this service we can work with your garment made from any kind of fabric, such as jerseys, wovens (from denim to light weight) and regular knit fabrics. All kinds of fabric qualities and colors are workable to us. We only do not accept heavy knit sweaters. Not sure if your sweater is a heavy or regular knit? Send us a picture of your garment first.

How it works

  1. you have an item you love, but can not use anymore because of stains, wear, tears, holes or whatsoever
  2. you order a Boro Service via this page
  3. you will send us your item (see tab: send your item)
  4. when arrived we will give your item a unique mending code
  5. we will mend your garment
  6. we will send it back to you
  7. you have a renewed garment and extended its lifecycle

Send your item

After ordering your Boro Service(s), please send your item(s) to:

Hul le Kes
Van Oldenbarneveldtstraat 79a
6828 ZN Arnhem, The Netherlands

Make sure to provide a small note with your name and order number, so we will know the item is yours. Also make sure we can actually find the place we need to cover up.

Mending Process

Each garment will be mended at the Hul le Kes Recovery Studio, all by hand and visible. We are a proponent of showing the aging of garments. It is all about the beauty of imperfections, the beauty of needlework and your love for the garment. As part of consumerism people tend to forget about the fact you can repair a garment and extend its life cycle. The Hul le Kes Services will help you towards a more sustainable wardrobe in many ways.

Back to you

You will receive back your item 3 to 4 weeks after we have received your garment. This will depend on the type of item, how busy our studio is at that moment and on where you live. Please make sure to supply us with all your contact information. When ordering any of our Services you will already pay for the transport back to you.

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