Introducing the Studio D'Artisan Sashiko Dorozome Jeans, an authentic masterpiece that blends the ancient Japanese "dorozome" dyeing technique with sashiko weaving to create an exceptional garment.
The fabric of these jeans showcases a unique expression of textile art, using intricate sashiko weaving that mimics the appearance of traditional embroidery through jacquard weaving. The denim base becomes a canvas of art with geometric patterns and meticulous details that capture the essence of sashiko.
The standout feature of these jeans is their distinctive earthy coloration achieved through the "dorozome" technique, an ancestral mud dyeing process from the Amami Oshima region. The mud from this region, originating from ancient strata, is characterized by its round and refined particles, allowing it to dye cotton fibers without causing damage. Through a meticulous process of repeated soaking and kneading with a mixture of mud and Japanese hawthorn wood extract, the threads acquire a remarkable softness and flexibility. The result is denim that refuses to wrinkle, maintains its shape regardless of circumstances, and elegantly resists fire and dirt.
These jeans are much more than a garment; they are a connection to Japanese tradition and craftsmanship dating back over 1300 years. The dorozome process involves immersing the cotton threads in a mixture of Japanese hawthorn ("teitchi") extract and mud over 90 times, resulting in shades of dark brown that are impossible to achieve with synthetic dyes. Only a handful of master artisans from Amami Oshima master this laborious and transformative technique.
Under the slogan of "Reconstruction of great old things", Studio D'Artisan is one of the iconic brands of Japanese denim. Founded by Shigeharu Tagaki and reproducing classics of French and American workwear since 1979, Studio D'Artisan takes pride in having been one of the Osaka 5.
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