繁體中文
 
FOUND MUJI 日本之布


Found MUJI Japanese Textiles

There are many more Japanese fabrics than just the traditional hand-crafted type. Japan produces a wide variety of materials, using high-tech methods that have utterly captivated brand designers from all around the world. To explore the theme of “Handcraft & Technology”, various production plants have been visited. Different factory locations procure the raw materials, produce and dye the threads, prepare the warp, weave the fabric, give it texture, and rigorously inspect the quality. The steps are many, and each one requires great professional skill and the complex division of labour. Behind the production of superior fabrics is a marvellous harmony of human skill and machine technology.

Found MUJI toured areas of production, established connections and interacted with locals in order to explore new ways of creation.

(Related products will be launched on 25 May)

Embroidered Lace
Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture


Machine-made lace was first produced in Japan in the 1920s. As dressing habits change, demand for lace has also been increased. Isesaki City in Gunma Prefecture is one of the leading lace production centres in the world. The lace machine shown here is a 13.7meter behemoth with more than 1,000 needles, all of which are set by hand.

Cut Jacquard
Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture


Kiryu City in Gunma Prefecture has been a major textile centre for about 1,300 years. Today, the city continues to push the technical envelope, developing computer software for jacquard production. After cloth is woven on a jacquard loom, it is cut in a two-step process; the first step is manual, while the second is mechanized.

Intarsia Knitting
Mitsuke City, Niigata Prefecture


Mitsuke City in Niigata Prefecture is a major knitting centre. Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns by switching between yarns of different colours where each switch twists the strands together on the reverse side. Intarsia is especially useful for making thin summer knits that has no front or back sides.

Hand Printing
Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture


Hand printing is carried out by an all women team of artisans who perform their tasks with great dexterity and economy of motion. Walking through the plant, one can hear the rhythm of the artisans working away at a good tempo. Two-person teams work continuously in perfect rhythm, throwing the fabric across dyeing tables, setting the tools for the pattern printing, and printing various patterns over and over again.

High-density Fabric
Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture


The Hokuriku area of Japan is noted for its synthetic fibre textiles. Silks-especially habutae silk-have long been the mainstay, before the post-war period ushered in the development of nylons, polyesters, other synthetic fibres and industrial textiles. Many different types of fabrics have been produced with the changing times. This fabric features a weave so tight that water beads on top of it.


Chusen (Stencil Printing)
Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture


The technique of Chusen (stencil printing) dates back to the late Meiji period (1868-1912). A pattern is cut by hand from a sheet of stout paper, and the part meant to be left uncoloured is covered with a paste resist to prevent the dye from wicking. Artisans do this by hand, working together in steady rhythm. They first dye the front sides of several pieces of fabric stacked several layers deep, and then they turn them over and dye the reverse sides. The result is a fabric that has no front or back, because both sides are identical.

Needle Punching
Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture


Needle punching is a technique used not only in the making of apparel, but also in such fields as non-woven fabrics and other industrial-use materials. Thousands of barbed needles are pushed through a web of fibres, forcing some of the fibres through the web, where entangling occurs to create a new look. After a plain-looking web of fibres has been needle-punched, the fabric emerges from the machine with a totally different texture.
  Found MUJI
 
  Address:
S107, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central.
Tel: 3971 3138
Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 12:00-20:00
Fri - Sat & Eve of Public Holiday
12:00-21:00


All product price and information is subject to in-store display.

Available while stock lasts.

Items are available at Found MUJI PMQ store.

Copyright © MUJI (Hong Kong) Company Limited. All Rights Reserved. 版權所有 不得轉載