Nishijin-ori is the name of yarn-dyed textiles produced in the Nishijin area of Kyoto City.
Yarn-dyeing is, as the name suggests, the process of dyeing threads and fibers before weaving the cloth. Because the thread itself is solidly colored, the color is deep and wrinkle-resistant.
There are more than 20 processes in the process of weaving Nishijin-ori, and skilled technicians carefully work in each process.
It is said that the origin of Nishijin-ori dates back to the Heian period, 1200 years ago, and it has greatly contributed to Japan's silk industry as a traditional industry that the capital is proud of.
However, after peaking around 1975, people began to gradually move away from kimono, and the decline of the industry was accelerated as lifestyles became more westernized.
If things go on like this, Nishijin-ori, which is still precious today, will become a phantom fabric that will never be made again.
In order to prevent this from happening, training successors and raising wages have become major issues. To that end, we would like to create opportunities for many people to learn about Nishijin textiles, and then provide opportunities to wear them in new ways. I launched this collection with this in mind.
Nishijin weave is woven with polyester, so it is resistant to water and friction, and is easier to handle than silk Nishijin.
Please enjoy Nishijin weaving that lives in the present age where you can enjoy the soft texture and elegant luster that are not inferior to silk.