Introducing the extraordinary Samurai Jeans 16oz "Japanese Cotton" Slub Yarn Pocket T-Shirt in the captivating Kuromame (Black Bean) shade. Samurai's unwavering dedication shines through in the creation of this truly one-of-a-kind tee, where no compromises were made at any stage of the process. The yarns used in crafting this exceptional tee are meticulously produced from Samurai's own homegrown cotton, cultivated with utmost care on a small farm nestled in Sasayama, Hyogo.
The painstaking cultivation process, though yielding a limited quantity, results in yarns infused with character, ultimately culminating in a fabric of unparalleled softness expertly woven in Wakayama.
To achieve the remarkable Kuromame color, Samurai has harnessed the power of black soybeans sourced locally from Sasayama. The juice of these black beans, which is typically discarded, is ingeniously utilized as a natural dye, creating a truly unique, organic, and eco-friendly hue.
The 16oz slub yarn knit fabric introduces delightful texture and depth to the garment, bestowing it with a distinctive visual allure. Embrace the exceptional craftsmanship and sustainable practices embodied in this remarkable tee.
- Samurai “Japanese Cotton” Pocket T-Shirt
- Kuromame Dyed (Black Soy Beans)
- Regular Fit
- 100% Japanese Cotton (Samurai Cotton Project: Sasayama, Hyogo)
- 16oz Slub Yarn Knit (Wakayama)
- Yarn Count: 10 x 20
- Triple-Needle Binder Neck
- Cotton-Thread Sewing Construction
- Flat Seam Construction (60s Vintage Special Flat Seamer 36200, Kyoto)
- Rinsed: Minimal Shrinkage
- Made in Japan
The Samurai Cotton Project
The Samurai Cotton Project has set its sights on revitalizing traditional methods of 100% organic and domestic clothing production. By personally cultivating and hand-harvesting cotton, they are dedicated to creating garments of exceptional quality. However, this undertaking presents significant challenges in practice.
During the 1970s, Japan experienced a significant decline in cotton production, resulting in a heavy reliance on imported cotton. The utilization of modern production techniques, which relied on chemicals, raised concerns about health and environmental contamination.
Aligned with the principles of "making things in Japan, for Japan, in the Japanese way," the project strives to revive the sense of pride associated with traditional craftsmanship and pass down these invaluable techniques to future generations.
The project's commitment extends well beyond a single generation, aiming to reintroduce sustainable practices that uphold values of tradition, quality, and environmental well-being. Through the Samurai Cotton Project, they are actively redefining the landscape of clothing production and consumption.
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