We traveled in Thailand, India and all around Japan, where we were fascinated by natural beauty,old-fashioned life and handwork. Our creation is based on these memories.
Knitwears made at a Himalayan village with beautiful scenery of snow-covered mountains, 2,500 meters high, Hand-woven fabric and rhythmic hand-stitch made by cheerful people in Thailand, Japanese craftspeople who use old shuttle to make fabric fluffy like hand-woven and support us with careful work such as regular seams of a sewing machine.
Clothes provided by EMIOWASU are made by various kinds of people in many different areas.
Cotton woven with a backstrap loom by Karens in northern Thailand
Khadi, hand-spun and hand-woven cotton in India
Hand-knit woolen fabrics and wears by Himalayan villagers who live at mountain range higher than 2,000 meters Linen made in Belgium and Lithuania Organic cotton grown in India and Pakistan Fabrics in Japanese weaving shops, for example “Enshu-ori”, finely woven cotton in Hamamatsu
“Bishu-ori”, woolen fabrics woven in Aichi prefecture and Canbas and denim fabrics made in Okayama prefecture.
The each has different texture and feeling, which can attract you.
Own ecru color and bleached off-white of cotton, linen and wool,
Every shade of Indigo blue --- light-blue, blue, deep-blue --- using leaves of Assam indigo and Indian indigo,
Colors using insects and plants --- red from lac insect, black from logwood, gray from pomegranate, yellow from kamala,
Reactive (chemical) dyes.
We try to make
Flattering clothes with simple linear patterns,
Comfortable clothes with underarm and crotch gussets, taking a hint from traditional ones, and Timeless outfits that you can wear everyday, for a work,
and also formally for a long time.