ucou

ucou is a brand that specializes in traditional Japanese fabric industry

Shoai-zome scarves

正藍染ストール

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Shoai-zome, the traditional Japanese indigo dyeing, does not use chemicals or irritants at all. It uses only natural materials such as sukumo (the fermented leaves of the Japanese indigo plant), aku (hardwood ash), kaibai (flour of shell) and groundwater that are pumped up from 120 meters below ground. Currently there are very few artisans with this technology, it is said that there are only a few people in Japan. Ucou's scarves dyed with this precious technique are gentle to the skin and hardly faded.

染の原料に使われるのは、藍の葉を長期間発酵させてつくる蒅 (すくも)・木の灰・貝灰・小麦を粉にするときにできる麩 (ふすま) ・地下120mから汲み上げた不純物の少ない地下水。化学薬品や刺激物を一切用いない伝統的な藍染が、正藍染です。自然の持つ力で染められた正藍染ストールは、色落ちもほぼなく、肌へのやさしさにあふれています。

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Silk cashmere scarves

シルクカシミアストール

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Many people who try ucou’s scarves amazingly say "super light", "extremely soft". With the finest natural fibers made of silk cashmere, and by loosely weaving with old looms that are not currently produced, thin and soft scarves were made. ucou’s scarves are a work of art created by craftsmen who pursue perfection in lightness and softness through the use of the finest natural fibers.

ご試着された方々から驚きとともに「軽い」「やわらかい」という声をいただくことが多いです。天然繊維としては最も細い部類の糸で、現在は生産されていない古い織機でゆったりと織ることで、薄く、端までやわらかいストールができました。難しい素材と織機に向かう、職人の技術の賜物です。

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