2080 Paper yarn Washi Shijira-ori Samue
Relaxing Wear Made from an Ancient Japanese Material, "Washi".
Using threads made from Japanese paper, we have commercialized a summer-oriented samue for the 21st century that is a fusion of tradition and new technology.
The use of washi yarn fibers has made the garment extremely light and airy, as if the wearer is not wearing it at all. The uneven texture of the traditional Japanese "shijira-ori" fabric, which reduces the contact surfaces, provides a light and refreshing feel, making this samue ideal for spending hot Japanese summers.
Washi yarn fiber is also an environmentally friendly fiber that is decomposed by microorganisms in the soil when disposed of. This gem is made in Japan in pursuit of the best of the environmentally friendly made-in-Japan style.
- Cotton: 55%, Washi( Japanese paper): 45%
- Fabric thickness : Very thin (0.32mm)
- Recommended season : Summer
- Machine washable (using a net)
- Made in Japan
- Shipping weight : 445g
Known as “Shosenshi”, paper yarn has older history than hemp or cotton in Japan. Although the yarn was environmentally and skin-friendly, it was expensive and difficult to mass-produce. However, the company has developed a system to produce it using a new technology.
The raw material, Manila hemp, is a biodegradable material that grows quickly, absorbs carbon dioxide, and does not produce toxic substances when the yarn is incinerated. It is a next-generation fiber that is environmentally friendly.
What are Samue?
Samue are a type of traditional Japanese garment. While kimono are formal attire that can be challenging to wear and require various etiquette, samue consist of a jacket and pants that are easy to wear and move around in.Originating as workwear for monks engaging in daily chores, today, samue are popular garments ideal for work and casual wear. Based on functional designs that allow freedom of movement and made from lightweight and comfortable fabrics, Samue can be worn all day long.At Wasuian, we offer various colors and styles, so you're sure to find one that is perfect for you!
Wasuian's Commitment: Backstitching
Wasuian's Samue is made by the backstitching method of traditional Japanese clothing. Although it is somewhat inefficient to manufacture, our samue is sewn at the back, not on the shoulders, with the same relaxed shoulder silhouette as a kimono. Since ancient times, the back seam has been handed down "to prevent evil from entering through the back." This is a unique characteristic of traditional Japanese clothing that we wish to preserve.
Wasuian’s Commitment: The Beauty of the Collar
The collar has always been an essential part of the kimono, as is evident in the idiom "Eri Wo Tadasu" ("straighten the collar"). For our samue, we avoid placing stitches on the front of the collar by using the sophisticated drop stitching technique. It relies on the fingertips to apply the sewing machine to the edge of the collar, just 1 to 2 mm away.Our artisans carefully make every garment by hand. We strive to balance preserving the essence and techniques of traditional Japanese clothing while evolving the designs to match modern lifestyles.
Over 60 years, we became the top producer of samue (traditional workwear now popularly used as loungewear) in Japan. Our garments combine traditional techniques with modern functionality and design.