TRADITIONAL JAPANESE FABRICS

 

 

 

At SUSUMU AI, we use only traditional fabrics from Japan. We travel twice a year to source the best quality fabrics for our next collection.

 

Chirimen is a traditional weaving technique that was developed in the late sixteenth century in Japan. It is mostly used for finely made kimono and is classified into six levels by weight, the lightest one is 18.5 oz and the heaviest is 31.7oz per roll.

 

While most Japanese chirimen textiles are composed exclusively of silk, chirimen puts the same traditional techniques to use on a variety of materials, including polyester and rayon. Different materials display different qualities, with polyester, for example, being highly valued for travel clothes, since it’s easy to wash, hang and dry, making it even more wrinkle-free.