Started with one abandoned kimono
At the beginning, there were no craftsmen or designers.
Only kimonos were about to be thrown away.
This brand started by buying a kimono that the buyer is, putting it on the desk and thinking about what to do.
At that time, I did not know how to use kimono, but I think that the craftsman did not instinctively accept the fate of the beautiful kimono tailored over the years.
One day I kept worrying about what to do with kimonos, there was a special feature on Aloha shirts in the open magazine. It stated that the origin of the Aloha shirt began with a Japanese immigrant to Hawaii remake a kimono on a shirt.
"This is it!"
I thought intuitively.
It is the moment when the goal of Far East Fabric is decided.
Focus on the harsh reality where kimonos are placed
After that, as I examined the current state of the kimono, I learned that there were many kimonos that were lost on the road without use. Many friends and kimono remake fans provided kimonos just by hearing that we started challenging kimono shirts. The number was hundreds.
And I knew the shocking numbers. The kimono industry has reduced the scale of 80%in 40 years, and has not used 800 million kimonos that have been purchased in a closet.
This cannot be solved simply by remakes the kimono on a shirt and enjoyed it. It was a number that made me think that I had to find a way to use kimono in modern times.
It will take a long time to use 800 million kimonos.
However, if you do nothing, the kimono in the near future may be gone.
Your grandchildren and grandchildren may be just looking at kimonos in textbooks and museums.
We created a production system and began to find a way for kimono remake products to become the standard for choosing clothes.
Kimono fabric that is not suitable for clothes in the first place
The kimono is a fabric that is expected to be sewn in a straight line, so the fabric does not expand and contract. Since it is not worn in just fit, there is no need to have elasticity.
However, the clothes have a lot of collars, armholes and curves, and stitches of sewing are more complicated. The finished silhouette has a great impact on the comfort, so remake the shirt requires close attention.
The elaborate shifts were distorted just by 2mm.
Each point, determine the characteristics of kimono dough
What we noticed
"The same sewing method does not work for all kimonos."
Even if it is the same silk (silk), the characteristics of the fabric will change significantly just by changing the production area and manufacturing method. Rather, even if you are in the same production area, once you climb the sewing machine, you will see a different expression and movement.
In other words, it is important to make the same thing perfectly in the manufacturing, but when facing kimono fabric, it is useless in "do this".
Grasp the characteristics of kimono
"Each point, I will identify the characteristics of the child, add scissors and sew it."
It is a word that has been uttered by a craftsman who has been with me since its foundation.
These words are full of Far East Fabric's clothes.
The features here include not only the stretch and contract of the fabric, but also one of the great attractions of the kimono. How can the pattern fit in the shirt beautifully? I also think about each point and sew it.
"Combine kimono and breathing"
The kimono remake clothes we aim for cannot be made only with uniform instructions and patterns.
"Combine kimono and breathing"
What I noticed that became our strength.
Three promises for kimono remake
Craftsmanship that makes use of kimono
Start by exploring the characteristics of each kimono and facing each other. Finally, you can get into the details of the shirt.
This inefficient method was most effective for maintaining high quality, which does not allow 2mm gaps.
And our kimono remake products are the only one to seek a craftsman for a high understanding of kimono.
No matter how cool and expensive clothes you wear, you will not be able to wear bad things. I think that even if you add a kimono shirt to the wardrobe, it will not lead to the spread if you need to pass through the sleeves.
Therefore, considering the characteristics of kimono elasticity and pattern, we are pursuing a manufacturing method that is comfortable and wants to wear tomorrow.
Connecting the great tradition and culture of kimono to the next generation is also an environmental consideration.
There is a kimono fabric that has been reused at the center of all product concepts.
In addition, we manufacture not only carbon neutral perspectives, but also at fair prices, and try to set prices that match the spread.