Linen used for “AVANT” collection is carefully hand-crumpled for a gentle feeling. During processing, craftsmen don’t use chemical paste, but use a natural paste made of konjak. During the finishing touches, the fabric is carefully crumpled in hot water.
For “CATTINU”, the linen is processed by washer-finish (the typical technique to make fabric more soft – washing and heating). As you use the sling, the fabric becomes even softer and feels better against your skin. In addition, when you are moist with sweat, linen doesn’t become sticky. It also dries quickly so for babies who sweat easily, linen is the most suitable fabric. During the dyeing process, the linen is carefully hand-dyed in factories in Kyoto where they have dyed kimono fabrics for generations.
The “AVANT-gradation” fabric has shading in a lengthwise direction, which is a very unique technique.
The fabric used for “Avant-Plu” is another unusual accomplishment. Instead of ordinary printing on one side of the fabric, we left a pattern un-dyed on the fabric and created a 2-sided design pattern.
Fabrics used for the “New York” collection are also hand-dyed on hand-wrinkled linen. The method is called Yuzen dyeing, established about 300 years ago and famous for its luxuriously dynamic and beautiful finish, similar to a fine-arts painting. Our craftsmen use one panel for each color including white to complete the whole print. It is a time-consuming process to use so many colors.