Makita jacquard weave
NATO type

A strap combining different materials called umbrella fabric and Tochigi leather of vegetable tannin.

"Stripe print" which british dignity drifts against a dragonfly pattern reminiscent of sum. It is a pull-through type strap making use of a straight line. Recommended for dressing of business scenes, such as suit. Two colors of leather are also available. While colorful, it has a classic taste.

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Water repellent processing technology

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.

The yarn dyed with Fuji's natural water produces

A glossy gloss.

Mt. Fuji dyed with cold, clear and rich natural water. Dye is easy to fix due to hard water quality, unevenness is less likely to occur, color development is very vivid. Multicolored luster adds more beauty by woven, and it will pretend to be an arm.

  • Handcraft

  • 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.

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