Traditional Weaving PRODUCTS

‘Traditional’ is a fundamental stance that is absolutely essential when building a stronger,
deeper relationship with someone who is special to you. ‘Etiquette’ where self-expression is
accompanied by the effort to appreciate the esthetic sense of the other person.
‘Good manners’ that have been refined over the years.
And ‘tailoring that seeks simple yet powerful beauty,’ the wellspring of a diversity of styles.
KUNISHIMA aims to create textiles that endorse those three ideals. To be more specific,
we seek to provide attire with a fit that does not constrain the wearer but drapes beautifully,
based on refined color patterns that are not gaudy.
Basically, we create thickly-textured, high-density fabrics,
using techniques that have been handed down over the past 170 years.

‘Traditional’ is a fundamental stance
that is absolutely essential
when building a stronger,
deeper relationship with someone
who is special to you. ‘Etiquette’
where self-expression is accompanied
by the effort to appreciate
the esthetic sense of the other person.
‘Good manners’ that have been
refined over the years.
And ‘tailoring that seeks simple
yet powerful beauty,’
the wellspring of a diversity of styles.
KUNISHIMA aims to create textiles
that endorse those three ideals.
To be more specific, we seek to provide
attire with a fit that does not constrain
the wearer but drapes beautifully,
based on refined color patterns
that are not gaudy.
Basically, we create thickly-textured,
high-density fabrics,
using techniques that have been
handed down over the past 170 years.

KUNISHIMA 1850

Our Beautiful Flagship Brand

Attire that brings out the best in its wearer and creates an atmosphere of trust.
The KUNISHIMA 1850 is our top line, created with that kind of suit in mind.
It thoroughly embodies the high standard, high-density weaving that is valued by KUNISHIMA,
and has a higher thread count than ordinary woolen cloth.
Pliable and elastic, it drapes beautifully over the wearer’s form and creates a cleanly delineated silhouette.
The minute unevenness of its surface disperses the light to create an impression of depth.
This famed KUNISHIMA brand offers a wide range of color patterns, from authentic to playful.

Attire that brings out
the best in its wearer and creates
an atmosphere of trust.
The KUNISHIMA 1850 is our top line,
created with that kind of suit in mind.
It thoroughly embodies the high standard,
high-density weaving
that is valued by KUNISHIMA,
and has a higher thread count
than ordinary woolen cloth.
Pliable and elastic, it drapes beautifully
over the wearer’s form and
creates a cleanly delineated silhouette.
The minute unevenness of
its surface disperses the light to
create an impression of depth.
This famed KUNISHIMA brand offers
a wide range of color patterns,
from authentic to playful.

KUNISHIMA 1850 のロゴ

Our unique technical
capabilities meld two
distinctive characteristics

The KUNISHIMA 1850 is characterized by pliability and elasticity.
The technical capabilities that have been handed down within our company are what make it possible
to meld these two opposing characteristics. Thick fabric with a high thread count is inherently difficult to weave,
since the warp threads chafe against each other during the manufacturing process, leading to broken threads
and lower productivity. Here at KUNISHIMA, we research the characteristics of each yarn.
We prevent thread breakage via our unique retwisting technique and repeated minute adjustments to the tension.
We have also made it possible to produce a stable supply of textiles
by installing an automatic fabric inspection system, one of only a few in the world.
Such ingenious techniques in the raw material stage and the production process help us
to combine opposing characteristics and create beautiful silhouettes.

The KUNISHIMA 1850 is characterized
by pliability and elasticity.
The technical capabilities
that have been handed down within
our company are what make it possible
to meld these two opposing characteristics.
Thick fabric with a high thread count is
inherently difficult to weave,
since the warp threads chafe
against each other during
the manufacturing process,
leading to broken threads
and lower productivity.
Here at KUNISHIMA, we research
the characteristics of each yarn.
We prevent thread breakage via
our unique retwisting technique
and repeated minute
adjustments to the tension.
We have also made it possible
to produce a stable supply of textiles
by installing an automatic fabric
inspection system,
one of only a few in the world.
Such ingenious techniques
in the raw material stage and
the production process help us
to combine opposing characteristics
and create beautiful silhouettes.

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Fabrics designed around
the concept of
interpersonal ‘Distance’

Distance △3

Distance △3

Reassurance and Reliability

Fabrics created with the concept of an esthetic
that makes people turn around for
another look after walking three meters past you.
The window pane, striped and trad patterns are finished in beautiful colors.
The orthodox style means that the people around you will get
an impression of reassurance and reliability from just one glance.
Plain fabrics with a matte finish are also available.
We recommend a plain fabric with a sheen
when you want a more dressy style of suit.

Fabrics created with the concept of
an esthetic that makes people
turn around for another look after
walking three meters past you.
The window pane, striped and
trad patterns are finished
in beautiful colors.
The orthodox style means
that the people around you will get
an impression of reassurance and
reliability from just one glance.
Plain fabrics with a matte finish
are also available.
We recommend a plain fabric with a sheen
when you want a more dressy style of suit.

Distance 3.2.1

Distance 3.2.1

Interesting and Approachable

Fabrics that arouse the interest of people three meters away from the wearer,
and make them want to take a closer look.
They are characterized by their understated patterns,
such as glen checks and micro-checks in different tones of similar colors.
These fabrics look plain at first glance,
but many colors become visible as you get closer in
an understated expression of the wearer’s playfulness.

Fabrics that arouse the interest
of people three meters away
from the wearer, and make them
want to take a closer look.
They are characterized
by their understated patterns,
such as glen checks and micro-checks
in different tones of similar colors.
These fabrics look plain at first glance,
but many colors become visible
as you get closer in an understated
expression of the wearer’s playfulness.

Distance 8

Distance 8

Presence and Shine

These fabrics radiate an understated presence
that people can sense even from a distance of eight meters away.
Characterized by their sheen and patterns such as large checks,
these fabrics are recommended for people
who want to express their individuality.
The multi-colored checks not only radiate presence
but also create a casual mood, which means
that these fabrics are also good for mixing and
matching various combinations of jacket and pants.

These fabrics radiate
an understated presence that
people can sense even from a distance
of eight meters away.
Characterized by their sheen and
patterns such as large checks,
these fabrics are recommended for people
who want to express their individuality.
The multi-colored checks
not only radiate presence but also create
a casual mood, which means
that these fabrics are also good for mixing
and matching various combinations
of jacket and pants.

KUNISHIMA NAVY

Here at KUNISHIMA, we have adopted navy as our brand color. The color blue, which includes navy,
is said to signify harmony, cooperation, courage, glory and deep wisdom. Our choice of navy
represents our attitude of sincere engagement in clothmaking. KUNISHIMA NAVY is distinguished
by its use of a deep blue that is the shade of navy most suited to Japanese skin tones,
a restrained sheen, and a coloration and texture that give an impression of depth.

Here at KUNISHIMA, we have adopted
navy as our brand color.
The color blue, which includes navy,
is said to signify harmony,
cooperation, courage, glory and deep
wisdom. Our choice of navy
represents our attitude of
sincere engagement in clothmaking.
KUNISHIMA NAVY is distinguished
by its use of a deep blue
that is the shade of navy most suited
to Japanese skin tones, a restrained
sheen, and a coloration and texture
that give an impression of depth.

voiceAiming to ‘Give physical
form to innate
KUNISHIMA qualities.’

Yuzo Miyamoto, manager of the Product Strategy Division, Sales Department

“We aim to create fabrics that
enhance our customers’ lives.”

Yuzo Miyamoto,
manager of the Product Strategy Division,
Sales Department

Just what is fabric that only KUNISHIMA can make? We can proudly say
that we found the answer to that question in our iconic brand, The KUNISHIMA 1850.
Our forte is fabric with the elasticity that comes from high-density specifications,
and that beautifully maintains the silhouette of the suit. We have developed color patterns
by focusing on the ‘distance theory,’ namely the distance that the wearer prefers
in their communication with the people around them. We are a textile manufacturer
and our work reflects our belief that ‘good fabrics enhance people’s lives.’

Just what is fabric that only
KUNISHIMA can make?
We can proudly say that we found
the answer to that question in
our iconic brand, The KUNISHIMA 1850.
Our forte is fabric with the elasticity
that comes from high-density specifications,
and that beautifully maintains
the silhouette of the suit.
We have developed color patterns
by focusing on the ‘distance theory,’
namely the distance
that the wearer prefers in
their communication with the people
around them. We are a textile manufacturer
and our work reflects our belief that
‘good fabrics enhance people’s lives.’

J.SHEPHERDS

The First Tweed
Produced Entirely in Japan

J.SHEPHERDS. The first tweed produced entirely in Japan, using only wool that was grown in Japan
and carrying out the entire manufacturing process within Japan. Japanese wool is glossy
and has excellent elasticity. We take great care to preserve the intrinsic texture of Japanese wool
when we make the fabrics. That is why we avoid the use of chemicals in each of the processes,
and conscientiously perform tasks manually. In addition, the special weave developed exclusively
for J.SHEPHERDS gives it volume and elasticity. This new KUNISHIMA brand showcases the excellence
of Japanese wool, which up until now has not been in wide circulation.

J.SHEPHERDS. The first tweed produced
entirely in Japan, using only wool
that was grown in Japan and carrying out
the entire manufacturing
process within Japan. Japanese wool
is glossy and has excellent elasticity.
We take great care to preserve
the intrinsic texture of Japanese wool
when we make the fabrics.
That is why we avoid the use of chemicals
in each of the processes,
and conscientiously perform
tasks manually. In addition,
the special weave developed exclusively
for J.SHEPHERDS gives it volume
and elasticity. This new KUNISHIMA
brand showcases the excellence
of Japanese wool, which up until
now has not been in wide circulation.

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Tweeds that are like
snapshots of a day amidst
the bounties of nature

Reimei

Reimei

Mystical Dawn Hues

Shepherds wake up early. From half an hour before the sun rises,
they gaze out across the landscape along with their grazing sheep.
The blue-gray air wreathed in mist,
and the pale pink of the dawn that pierces through the sky to the east.
This fabric encapsulates the wonders of nature and their immense diversity,
as it captures the rich depths of the sky,
which displays a completely different look every day of the year.

Shepherds wake up early.
From half an hour before the sun rises,
they gaze out across the landscape
along with their grazing sheep.
The blue-gray air wreathed in mist,
and the pale pink of the dawn
that pierces through the sky to the east.
This fabric encapsulates the wonders of
nature and their immense diversity,
as it captures the rich depths of the sky,
which displays a completely different look
every day of the year.

Hakujitsu

Hakujitsu

The Hues of the Majestic
Natural World

Green pastures and blue skies stretch out as far as the eye can see.
Time stands still upon those hills, and it is only with difficulty
that the occasional pleasant breezes and high-pitched baas
of the sheep bring the shepherds back to the everyday world.
This fabric is an expression of such scenes, and seems to be interwoven
with values that remain unchanged through the ages,and with endless dreams.

Green pastures and blue skies
stretch out as far as the eye can see.
Time stands still upon those hills,
and it is only with difficulty
that the occasional pleasant breezes
and high-pitched baas of the sheep bring
the shepherds back to the everyday world.
This fabric is an expression of such scenes,
and seems to be interwoven
with values that remain unchanged
through the ages,and with endless dreams.

Hakubo

Hakubo

Soothing Sunset Hues

The dark blue sky following the blaze of sunset eventually melts
into the distant mountain landscape. The sheep walk slowly as
they have not yet eaten their fill, but the shepherds hurry the flock along,
heading towards the warm supper that awaits them at home.
This tweed is interwoven with the warmth
and aspirations that exist amidst the dark of night.

The dark blue sky following the blaze
of sunset eventually melts
into the distant mountain landscape.
The sheep walk slowly as
they have not yet eaten their fill,
but the shepherds hurry the flock along,
heading towards the warm supper
that awaits them at home.
This tweed is interwoven
with the warmth and aspirations
that exist amidst the dark of night.

COBO

Connecting Bishu
with the World

The theme of this fabric is ‘introducing distinctive Japanese textiles to the world.’
The name COBO is an acronym for Chugai Original Bishu Oriented,
signifying original KUNISHIMA textiles that emphasize distinctive Bishu qualities.
The keynote color is black, and the COBO range is characterized by a wealth of texture created
in the post-processing. High density is a basic feature of KUNISHIMA fabrics,
giving them a robustness that means they can stand up to various kinds of processing.
We express distinctive Bishu qualities by incorporating such processes as
our existing washing method of rubbing vigorously in water from the Kiso River,
and the traditional Nagoya technique of Arimatsu Narumi tie-dyeing.

The theme of this fabric is
‘introducing distinctive Japanese textiles
to the world.’
The name COBO is an acronym for
Chugai Original Bishu Oriented,
signifying original KUNISHIMA textiles
that emphasize distinctive Bishu qualities.
The keynote color is black,
and the COBO range is characterized
by a wealth of texture created
in the post-processing.
High density is a basic feature of
KUNISHIMA fabrics, giving them
a robustness that means
they can stand up to
various kinds of processing.
We express distinctive Bishu qualities by
incorporating such processes as
our existing washing method of rubbing
vigorously in water from the Kiso River,
and the traditional Nagoya technique
of Arimatsu Narumi tie-dyeing.

BRANDBRAND Wool 100%

J212122
84%Wo 13%Po 3%Pa

BRANDBRAND Wool 100%

J212308
99%Wo 1%Pa

BRANDBRAND Wool 100%

J212358
100%Wo

Supplying Fashion Collections
Around the World

The COBO range was launched in 1988, and in 2001 we became the first company from Asia
to be allowed to exhibit at Première Vision Paris, the world’s top expo for fabric and material samples.
Our fabrics are very highly regarded by high fashion brands and designers.

Past customers:
Balenciaga, LOEWE, Rick Owens, JAN JAN VAN ESSCHE, Givenchy
Christian Dior, Isabel Marant, Haider Ackermann
Chanel, Ann Demeulemeester, Martin Margiela, Barbara Bui, Chloe, LEMAIRE

The COBO range was launched
in 1988, and in 2001 we became
the first company from Asia to be allowed
to exhibit at Première Vision Paris,
the world’s top expo
for fabric and material samples.
Our fabrics are very highly regarded
by high fashion brands and designers.

Past customers:
Balenciaga, LOEWE, Rick Owens,
JAN JAN VAN ESSCHE, Givenchy
Christian Dior, Isabel Marant,
Haider AckermannChanel,
Ann Demeulemeester, Martin Margiela,
Barbara Bui, Chloe, LEMAIRE

voiceFabrics imbued with
the spirit of japan
and have global appeal

Nobuhito Aoki, Manager of the United Fabrics Division, Sales Department

“We provide unique textiles
as well as exceptional service.”

Nobuhito Aoki,
Manager of the United Fabrics Division,
Sales Department

Our main target for COBO is the global market.
It’s a fabric collection that cannot possibly be aped by any other country,
woven while referencing fashion trend archives that we have built up over many years.
While based on the vaunted KUNISHIMA high density and high specifications,
our fabrics are created via collaborations with many subcontractors and the use of
our proprietary processing methods. Their unique textures evoke the spirit of Japan,
and they have won the support of many overseas customers.
It brings us great joy when our customers create wonderful clothes
from the COBO fabric that we have woven with such pride.

Our main target for COBO is
the global market. It’s a fabric collection
that cannot possibly be aped
by any other country, woven while
referencing fashion trend archives
that we have built up over many years.
While based on the vaunted KUNISHIMA
high density and high specifications,
our fabrics are created via collaborations
with many subcontractors and the use of
our proprietary processing methods.
Their unique textures evoke
the spirit of Japan, and they have won
the support of many overseas customers.
It brings us great joy when our customers
create wonderful clothes from
the COBO fabric that
we have woven with such pride.