Our products are made in Japan in terms of both materials and technology.
Fabric: We have carefully selected mixed spinning fabric of natural linen fiber with excellent water absorption, durability, antibacterial properties, heat retention, dryness, deodorization, and thermal conductivity. Thus, it matches the humid Japanese summer.
Printing: We are using eco-friendly printing technology which does not use water. The ink does not contain harmful substances, which contributes to the reduction of environmental load.
Sewing: We are using Japanese sewing techniques. This is our contribution to the preservation of Japanese sewing technology and the revitalization of the Japanese sewing industry.
Introduction of the Motifs :
According to Indonesian belief, arowanas brings good luck. Indonesians believe that you have your own value, and that there will always be someone who will recognize your value. This is the reason why you should not give up the goal you set in the middle of the way and you should try to remember the goal.
It is said that the deer in the forest always loves to show off its beauty and speed. This is why they are hated by other animals. One day, an owl gathered the animals in the forest and asked if they could compete for running. The deer ran faster than the other animals, but the bridge collapsed when he was crossing it. And he fell into a river where crocodiles lived. The deer sought help from other animals, but no one tried to reach out to the arrogant deer. And the poor deer was eaten by the crocodile.
What KATAKINA cares about
According to the statistics from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 97.6% of apparel products sold in Japan in 2017 were imported. This means less than 3% of apparel products are produced in Japan.
After the economic bubble bursts, the production bases of the Japanese apparel industry were moved overseas one after another, and production in Japan dropped sharply. As a result, both the number of textile establishments and the value of manufactured products shipped in Japan decreased to about one-fourth of 1991 as of 2015.
It's the same problem for garment factories. Domestic garment factories were forced to close one after the other. As a result, Japanese garment factories that boasted extremely advanced technological capabilities suffered from a lack of successors, making them unable to pass on the technology to the next generation.
We care about domestic production of fabric procurement, printing, auxiliary materials, and sewing. Especially for sewing, we asked a manufacturer in Gifu prefecture to carefully finish it with high technology.
"I still have something that I want to pass on to the next generation in terms of sewing technology," the owner of the manufacturer told us. We also follow his intentions and would like to stick to Japanese products.