A square-cut dress generously using our finest hand-dyed fabric. By adjusting the length and shape balance with ribbons on both sides, you can change its look from an easy throw-over or a dainty Edwardian dress with a bow on the waist. The gathers and seams at the hem make the dress swing elegantly at the bottom. Perfect for a layered look also matched with KAKU pants.
Designed with straight lines to minimize the loss of material fabric, inspired by Japanese traditional garments' construction. Inspired by the nature, these uneven patterns are dyed multiple times with Japanese sumi ink.
Rice paste is applied randomly to resist the dye from reaching all the fabric, it's then hand dyed unevenly on a crumpled garment by sumi ink.
Fabric: 81%Viscose 19% Cellulose Acetate
Size (inch): Body Width 35.43/ Shoulder Width 35.43 / Length 45.67
Made in Japan
Takarajima senko in Fukuoka Japan
Is a small dyeing workshop founded by Chiharu Ogomori in 2001. Her focus has always been in finding a balance between traditional handcraft and modern-day lifestyle.
In the pursuit of the way to create products dyed only with natural materials by hand sustaining the tradition.
What we try to produce are affordable everyday products with a touch of handwork, but not expensive pieces of art. It is because we want more people to discover the value and charm of hand-dyed garments by wearing them on daily basis.
I believe this is one sustainable way of increasing the supporters of traditional craftsmanship.
To materialize this vision, we strive to keep up with the latest market demand through constant research and development. While maintaining the quality and characteristics of handwork, we also try to standardize the production process with figurative data to provide the clients clear indicators of required cost and time, as well as to improve the operational efficiency.