Graphic jacquard strap: towards a more refined form of wrist fashion
Makita Shoten is a luxury umbrella fabric manufacturer founded in the Koshu region, with 150 years of history. We previously released straps featuring their fabric in a dragonfly motif and stripe pattern. This is now the third installment in that series, bringing a high-quality touch to all contexts, whether formal or casual.
Generally it is said that it is difficult to process fabrics with irregularities on the surface of fabric like jacquard weave. "Nitta adjustment" is to perform water repellent treatment on cloth woven at Makita shop. It is also a partner who started a joint business when Makita Shoten starts production of umbrella fabric 50 years ago. Two kinds of processing are applied to wash the dough, water repellent (to repel water), waterproof (to prevent flooding into the dough). A lot of water is also used here, and washing away fabric impurities by washing with Fuji's natural water.
Graphic jacquard pattern represents an evolution of the possibilities of jacquard weaving
The complex gradation is the result of just two colors on the warp and weft, with the jacquard fabric being treated for water repellency for a balanced look.
The largest feature of Makita Shoten is the use of a loom made in France where large fabrics can be woven. The jacquard weave is represented by a combination of warp and weft threads. Set 12,000 warp threads as thin as the hair on the machine. The set of threads are all hand crafting by craftsmen, and the adjustment here is important in weaving the fabric.
For more than 150 years, Makita Shoten has been producing fabrics used for the umbrellas of the Imperial Household.