This is Sugama of the TAILORS WORLD editorial department.In this issue, I would like to introduce the bow tie and cummerbund, which can be ordered using innovative Nishijin woven fabric.

Tradition and innovation

Is this Nishijin weaving? This was my impression when I saw this design. I had only had an image of gorgeous kimonos and obis when I thought of Nishijin brocade, so I was surprised to see such a modern textile.The fabric was manufactured by a venerable Nishijin weaving mill founded in the Genroku era.

Twelve items of Nishijin textiles, including spelling, kasuri and pongee, were designated as traditional national crafts on 26 February 1975.

Textile production began in Kyoto in the 5th century, before the construction of the Heian-kyo Capital by Emperor Kanmu. It is also said to have developed with the transfer of the capital to the Heian period, when the court encouraged the use of high-grade fabrics such as twill and brocade. (From the Nishijin Textile Industry Association website)

After the war, the introduction of automatic looms in the 1950s led to mass production. However, after peaking in 1950, production of kimono declined to 20% of its peak due to a slump caused by a shift away from traditional Japanese clothing. Concerned about this situation, the 12th generation of the fabric weaver is attempting a new challenge in Nishijin weaving. He has attracted the attention of luxury brands around the world by using traditional Nishijin techniques and innovative designs to produce luxury textiles for the world.

Material features.

This innovative Nishijin brocade is characterised not only by its innovative use of patterns, but also by the challenge of using materials that are not normally used for Nishijin brocade, creating a new style in the world of Nishijin brocade. The technique of interweaving silk threads, Japanese paper and silver threads, which are usually used, creates a mysterious view of the world.

One-off custom bow tie and cummerbund

We have a small stock of five different fabrics left, and we are accepting orders for customised formal accessories using this valuable fabric exclusively for our wholesale customers. Please contact us for more information on this opportunity.

In addition, if you are a corporation and would like to request an OEM/ODM for formal accessories, a separate estimate for a large order, or a sales representative to contact you, please feel free to contact us from here.↓↓↓

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