Okamoto Textile: Where Our Denim Fabric is Made

Article published at: Oct 17, 2023 Article author: ConcannonSheena Article tag: Collaboration
Okamoto Textile: Where Our Denim Fabric is Made
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Okamoto Textile: Where Our Denim Fabric is Made

At EL Canek, we take great pride in the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into creating our handmade jeans. Central to this process is the fabric we use, which is made at Okamoto Textile in Ibara Okayama, Japan.

The Production Process

Okamoto Textile follows a meticulous production process to create high-quality denim fabric. It all begins with the weaving process, where vertical and horizontal threads are combined to create the fabric. The dyed threads undergo sizing treatment to make them easier to weave. Each thread is carefully passed through a series of droppers, wires, and reeds to ensure smooth movement during the weaving process.

There are different types of weaving machines used at Okamoto Textile. The shuttle loom, for example, carries the horizontal threads in a wooden shuttle, while other machines like the rapier loom, air jet loom, water jet loom, and gripper loom utilize different mechanisms to carry the horizontal threads.

To ensure the highest quality, Okamoto Textile has made improvements to its shuttle looms. While older looms tend to produce fabric with higher defect rates, Okamoto Textile's shuttle looms have undergone structural improvements to create fabric that meets the current quality standards. The result is fabric with a unique, untreated texture that is not subjected to excessive tension.

In addition to shuttle looms, Okamoto Textile also utilizes rapier looms and has a total of 10 shuttle looms and 20 rapier looms in its production facility. These machines enable the production of original and distinctive fabrics.

Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail

At EL Canek, we believe that the foundation of exceptional jeans lies in the fabric. That's why we have chosen to work with Okamoto Textile, a company that shares our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail. Every step of the production process, from choosing the fabric to pattern-making to hand-sewing, is carried out with meticulous care and precision.

Okamoto Textile's use of vintage machines adds to the uniqueness of the denim fabric we use for our jeans. These machines, known for their quality and reliability, produce fabric that embodies the essence of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

Preserving Tradition and Creating the Future

The partnership between EL Canek and Okamoto Textile is a testament to our shared values of preserving tradition while embracing innovation. By combining handcrafted techniques with modern manufacturing processes, we create denim fabric that is not only of the highest quality but also tells a story of Japanese craftsmanship and heritage.

At EL Canek, we are proud to collaborate with Okamoto Textile and to bring you jeans that are made with love and attention to detail. The fabric from Okamoto Textile forms the foundation of our handmade jeans, and we are excited to share this exceptional fabric with you.

Experience the craftsmanship and quality of EL Canek jeans, made with fabric from Okamoto Textile. Step into the future of denim with us and embrace the legacy of Japanese craftsmanship.

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