Sugar Cane Clothing
Toyo Enterprise (the creator of Sugar Cane) was the first Japanese clothing label aiming for the American Market. It started producing military surplus, as well as souvenir jackets and Hawaii shirts/aloha shirts, for the troops stationed in Japan from 1965 until the end of the Vietnam war 1975. Since then Sugar Cane began reproducing denim and true workwear for the domestic Japanese market as well.
For its Denim production Sugar Cane uses old and slow shuttle looms, that makes the denim thicker and more uneven compared to most of the current denim production. This and the process of traditional indigo dyeing techniques result in a distinct fading pattern.
Raw models for the numerous Sugar Cane Jeans, Jackets and Work Shirts are often classics like the Levi’s 501-series that inspired the Sugar Cane 1947 Model.