MITTAN / Nasi silk shawl vegetable dyeing Asen SC-28C / unisex
MITTAN is based on the concept of "modern folk clothes".
Thread and fabric materials, exploration of dyeing, how to make and deliver, repair and dyeing. It is a brand that looks at the way clothes are made and how they should be, and makes clothes with a consistent thought. The clothes are also made without compromise to the details, and like tools, we make clothes that can be used for a long time.
It's a 100% silk stole, but it's a little different from the silk thread fabrics you often see in general. This is an original MITTAN fabric that is woven in a plain weave using threads (made of silk) that are different from the so-called "silk threads" that have a glossy feel for the warp and weft.
Unrefined fine count raw silk is used for the warp. Raw silk is made by collecting several cocoon threads into a single thread, and as the name suggests, it is a low-processing thread because it is not twisted. Ordinary silk thread is twisted to make it easy to weave.
Nasi thread is used for the weft. Nasi refers to the calyx-like part of fruits produced when Indian wild silkworms, Tasar silkworms, hang from trees, and is spun from Nasi at the Shiga factory, which is the only silk spinning factory in Japan.
Even though it is called silk, it has a unique texture that is different from the glossy and smooth texture. Both the weft nasi thread and the warp raw silk thread are stronger than the usual lustrous silk thread, and the hard and crisp feel of the fabric softens with repeated daily wear. Nasi thread is as strong as wool, so it has resilience even after repeated use and does not sag.
Silk has a delicate image, but this is a strong and nurturing material. It's a little stiff at first, but it softens as you use it, and it's strong enough that you can use it without hesitation. Enjoy it for a long time with a way to get along like denim or linen.
The fabric is easy to use in the spring and autumn seasons, but it is also recommended for winter wear. I started using it after asking the staff at MITTAN, but even though it is a little thin, it has a large surface area, and when you use it by wrapping it around, you can create a lot of layers of air, which leads to warmth. It's different from the warmth of wool, but it doesn't feel stuffy, and it's a pleasant warmth. It doesn't look heavy, it doesn't weigh much, and it makes winter dressing fun. Please try it.
You can enjoy it in various ways. It's long enough to be rolled up and hung down, so you can wrap it around or tie it at the back for a casual style. Even if you unfold it and hang it over your shoulder, the texture of this fabric will come alive and give you a different look.
The price is also kept low, so it is also recommended for those who are new to MITTAN clothes. I think that you can feel the quality of materials and design patterns even with small items.
For product details and background, please visit the MITTAN website below.
MITTAN clothes are designed and repaired on the premise that they will be worn for a long time, not just for one season, even when the fabric is worn out. See here for details of the fix.
Asen (vegetable dyeing)
About 150 x 200cm
[Handling and care]
*We use delicate fabrics that emphasize the texture of natural materials. Please note that applying a strong force may cause misalignment. When washing, please gently hand wash or use a laundry net and use the cleaning course of the washing machine.
More details, including washing instructions, can be found here.
*Frequently Asked Questions/Supplementary Comments*
・For a list of colors and sizes of the same model, please see the #product name at the beginning of the introduction.
MITTAN proposes modern ethnic clothing based on the history of clothing and fabrics that remain in the world.
By reinterpreting the two-dimensional structure and combining it with the original functionality of natural materials, we aim to create long-lasting clothes that are not bound by the transient trends of the times.
MITTAN mainly uses machine-woven textiles from Enshu, Banshu, and Bishu in Japan, as well as hand-woven textiles from Asian countries such as India and Laos.
As much as possible, designers go directly to the machine shop and work on original material development.
In addition, we use mainly cotton thread for sewing threads, and we use natural materials for accessories such as woven labels, quality labels, and buttons, and we sew at partner factories in Japan.
In addition to ordinary dyes, plants, indigo, insects, and minerals are used for dyeing, and the uneven transition of colors is also considered beautiful.
Since the establishment of the brand in 2013, we have continued to repair and re-dye it, and we have continued to develop standard products.
In addition, by continuing to convey the background from various aspects, we will bring back the clothes that have gone away mentally and physically to a more familiar existence and lead to continuous wear.
(Reprinted from the MITTAN website) http://mittan.asia/about/
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