//cherish sustainable fabrics
Knitting is the process of creating cloth from one thread. This shows integrity to me as a knit designer from Japan, where sustainability is culturally familiar within daily life. I believe that the slow textile/fashion movement is important since it not only sustains environment but also makes people’s life better.
In this digitally-based age, it is important to reconsider traditional or hand based techniques as well as to be involved with new techniques to enrich textiles and create tactile textures: gadients, destructed patterns and layers are my key techniques.
This collection was initially inspired by Boro, the traditional Japanese worn-out fabrics, which were repeatedly mended by hand to make them durable during material poverty in 17th-19th century. People used to make their clothes personal in the process of wear, wash and mend and cherished the fabrics as a part of their history. Those worn-out garments were individually created by their owners, each with a different identity. I have considered how people can wear garments longer and make them personal. This collection aims to be interactive with wearers and their daily life.
#Slow Fashion/ Sustainable Textiles
#Hand Process/ Craft
#High Quality/ High End
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