The Ultimate Jeans: Taking Quality to a New Level
Why did we choose hand weaving to make this denim?
We are constantly driven to create truly outstanding denim fabrics for our customers who want to experience jeans that are genuinely different. This pursuit of something that feels real and authentic leads us to the ultimate way of making denim: making it by hand. We can make a strong and comfortable woven fabric by beating thick yarns firmly and slowly on hand loom. Denim does not get more real than this.
Power or shuttle looms cannot weave thick yarns as slowly as hands can. Every single thread is chosen by hand and woven into a fabric like no other.
We started hand-woven jeans as a challenge within our team to see if we could make our dream denim of the highest quality. And after years of trial and error, we are proud to announce that we can.
The Weaving Process
There are only a few artisans in the world who can make hand-woven denim fabric. It takes years of experience to become a capable denim weaver who knows the ancient machinery. And it takes a lot of patience to do it: This hand-woven denim takes time, the loom can weave 80cm per day, or 8cm per hour. All done by one pair of hands.
It takes a lot of skill to master this: hand-loomed denim has to be woven continuously with the same force. This seems easy, but it is very difficult. With the wrong amount of force, the fabric will become too hard, soft, thin, thick, or of different quality in general. To get the consistency right is not just a craft, it’s an art form.
These jeans will be of the same unrivaled quality, not matter what time of the year you buy them.
The Art of Dying
For a handwoven fabric, a normal rope dye was simply not good enough. The threads of the hand-woven jeans are hank-dyed by hand by craftsmen in natural indigo dye. Anyone who has ever touched a kase-zome (枷染め”) fabric knows how special this is.
This process is entirely done by hands of craftsmen – without using any machines. A bunch of hand-picked yarn is soaked in a "kase-tubo", filled with natural indigo dye, and taken out to be oxidized with the air. This process is repeated up to 20 times so that the yarn is soaked to its core.
It’s a very time consuming process but it gives the yarn a unique blue color that can only be achieved this way. And this dying method is considered the best among denimheads all over the world. For our hand-woven fabric, hand-dyed yarn was the only option.
It’s Not Efficient, so why do we keep doing it?
As you now know, producing hand-woven denim is very time-consuming and labor-intensive. It is not easy to keep this process going. However, it is the "origin" of our denim fabric manufacturing. We should not let it die out. That is how we feel. It is our obligation to keep the trade alive for as long as we can.
We live in modern times and our technology is advancing rapidly: new fabrics are coming out one after another at a high speed. It is easy to forget the origins and get used to the convenience. But we feel that we need a “lighthouse” so that we do not lose sight of the starting point of what makes a truly good fabric".
By continuing to make hand-woven denim, we make sure the lighthouse keeps shining its indigo blue light.
You may think that hand-woven denim is stiff because it is made slowly, weaving thick threads on a wooden loom. But when you actually hold them in your hands, you will be surprised how soft they are.
This denim is full of surprises, which is not all down to the fantastic quality of the fabric.
The sewing of these jeans is also of the highest quality. Only craftsmen with decades of sewing experience can sew these jeans. You can see in the pictures that every detail has been carefully sewn.
Also, we aim to make these jeans beautiful even on the inside. You won’t find any open seams: Piping and natural indigo-dyed silk fabric are used for the yoke.
This allows us to achieve the highest level of comfort.
How to Order
These hand woven jeans can be ordered with several customizations.
The following customizations are available:
＊Hand-woven jeans are made to order and shipped 3 to 5 months after the order is received.
-You can choose from two types of patches-
-Two back pocket designs to choose from-
There are 8 fit to choose from.
Please check the size chart to make sure you have the correct size, as returns and exchanges are not available.
These jeans will last a lifetime. Choose the fit that is right for you.
＊Because they are sewn by hand, there may be slight deviations from the size chart.