T-shirts and sweatshirts from the 60's and earlier that are now called "vintage".They were all produced by a machine called a "loop knitting machine". Wakayama Prefecture is the only one in the world that still has a loop knitting machine in operation. Studio D'Artisan will pass on techniques that have been buried in the times to the next generation.
In an era of standardization and logic, we want to keep making products that combine the experience and knowledge we have with the quality of MADE IN JAPAN for a long time to come. - Addict Clothes Japan
Cottle is based in Kojima, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, the home of Japanese denim. This area has long thrived through the textile industry with many different yarn sellers, dyers and factories clustered there. Cottle has renovated a textile factory that was built over 120 years ago and created a space with gallery shop to provide information about their products and the source of their inspiration, a workshop where ideas are immediately shaped into products and an office all on one floor. In order to quickly shape their own ideas, there are many different types of sewing machines collected for making garments.
“mature ha.” is meant to enjoy wearing hats, and to take hats into peoples' everyday life. We are proposing new hat which put more focus on materials and comfortness, that will provide a little richness to your life. Our hats change its shape freely at your own will and this is the great characteristic of the hat as well as its simple design.