Tape and Kumihimo Factory, Gifu, Japan

We decided to make our cords (used for our pants and shorts) from left-over supima cotton yarns and make them as kumihimo (cords). Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Kumihimo is Japanese for "gathered threads". We are producing them at a local Kumihimo factory in Gifu, Japan.

We received left-over supima cotton yarns from a local yarn factory, that were supposed to be thrown away 20 years ago. „Supima cotton is a superior type of cotton grown in the USA. It represents less than 1% of cotton grown in the world. What makes Supima unique to other cottons is the extra-long staple fiber that gives the cotton its premium properties: Strength, Softness and Color retention“ https://supima.com › faq