Teijin Changes the Future for Traditional Japanese Wear and Interior Designs

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Traditional Japanese wear and interior designs are popular worldwide for their uniqueness, but both can require special care due to their use of natural materials. Teijin’s proprietary materials however, is helping to renew these cherished traditions by enhancing them with more flexible functionality and easier care.

Kimonos and less-formal yukata robes, both icons of Japanese culture, are conventionally made of silk, cotton and other delicate materials that can be costly and troublesome to care for. Kimonos and yukatas made with Teijin$B!G(Bs highly functional polyester fibers, however, are home washable, quick drying and wrinkle resistant. Furthermore, problems with color fading, moths or mold during storage are greatly reduced.

Teijin fabrics for kimonos

Kimonos are traditional Japanese garments and a symbol of Japan. Teijin’s polyester fabrics for kimonos, thanks to their random cross-sectional shapeyarn, combine beautiful silk-like appearances, glossy surfaces and flowing drape with winkle resistance and home washing.

Teijin fabrics for yukata

Yukatas are casual kimonos worn typically in warmer months. Teijin’s polyester fabrics for yukatas comprise three layers weaving material using water-repelling yarn and have quick drying and efficient wicking to prevent stickiness and discomfort from sweat.

Teijin fabrics for shoji

Another cultural icon of Japan is the “shoji” sliding door made with paper. Shoji doors are still very popular in Japanese-style houses thanks to their practicality and appearance. Over time, however, traditional Japanese paper loses its durability and turns yellow with aging. Teijin$B!G(Bs shoji paper, however, offer lasting durability and color. Owing to its composition of more than 50% NANOFRONT® ultra-fine nanofiber polyester, the material reflects sunlight and low aeration to help keep rooms cooler in the summer and hot in winter.

Going forward, Teijin will continue to support Japanese culture by satisfying contemporary needs with advanced technologies for practical, high-function sportswear, fashion ware and other applications.

 

Source:  www.teijin.com