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Our bodies comprises curves but not one straight line. Therefore, our bags should consist of curves.

So, we asked a question: What is the perfect curve for humanity?

One of our answers is the perfect circle.

We will never be perfect. We make our bags with sewing machines. Sewing machines connect dots with straight lines, which means the circles will never be perfect circles, and these imperfect circles are a perfect fit for imperfect humanity.

Our Materials

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Our Materials

All of hamphemp's bags are of the highest workmanship and materials (mostly sourced directly from Japan).

hamphempの使用する材料のほとんどが日本製、または日本で仕入れされた高品質な材料を使用しています。

 
Edge of Kurashiki Canvas

Edge of Kurashiki Canvas

Kurashiki Canvas

Kurashiki Canvas is our representative fabric for the bags. Kurashiki is a city where used to produce lots of cotton. They started manufacture Hamp, which means canvas fabric. They use vintage shuttle looms (went out from production)  to weave their fabric.

This vintage loom gives special feeling like material having air in between it's threads. High speed loom weaves very fast, often the edge of fabric gets distort but, shuttle loom weaves with right speed which makes the edge even.

Because of we're using even edged fabric, our bags keeps it's beautiful shape for a long time.

倉敷帆布

この生地は廃番となったシャトル織機で時間をかけて織られる貴重な生地です。生地を織る際にかかる程よいテンションは、空気をはらんだような深い味わいを生地に与えます。高速織機ではどうしても乱れがちになってしまう布目も、ゆっくりと織るシャトル織機では綺麗に布目が揃います。布目が揃っているので縫製後の型崩れも無く綺麗に仕上がります。また、生地端にはセルヴィッジと呼ばれる生地の耳ができるのもこの生地の特徴です。これらの特徴を活かしたデザインをお楽しみください。

 

Japanese Selvedge Denim

History of Kojima Denim

The story begin from Edo period. Kojima is a small town where was well known for cotton production. In early 1900’s, they were producing most of cotton uniforms in Japan but after chemical fiber took over uniform market, they had to move on to something different. At the time, jeans were longing for Japanese people as cotton had higher value than chemical fiber. In 1950’s, as they couldn’t weave/sew thick cotton fabric, they imported the fabric and sewing machine from USA and started their first production. As they made a big success in Japanese market, also with foreign fashion brands, they grew up to the world factory of high quality denim these days. We selected one of special factories from many in Kojima.

What is special about Kojima Denim?

The denim fabric we use is made from handpicked Zimbabwe Cotton. The reason they don’t use machine is the machine cut fibers and leave lots of dusts. As handpicked cotton has clean long fiber, it gives high intensity and whiteness when it comes to thread. This long fiber thread gives natural fades on the fabric. This premium fabric dyed with the deepest indigo which you can expect high contrast fades we all denim heads loves. Enjoy this fabric as it ages and acquires additional unique characteristics.

日本産セルヴィッジデニム

デニムの聖地、岡山県児島産のデニム生地です。古くは綿栽培で有名だった児島地区。かつて綿素材だった学生服をほぼ独占していたのですが、繊維産業の幾多の変革という荒波を超えて世界各国のブランドがこぞって使うデニム生地の一大生産地となりました。日本で初めてジーンズ生地を作った児島地区にはいくつかの生地メーカーがありますが、その中でも私たちが厳選したメーカーの扱うセルヴィッジデニムは製糸からこだわって作られた最高級品。この生地にはアフリカで綿花を手摘みするジンバブエコットンで生産されています。機械を使わないことで繊維を切断すること無く超長綿の上質な糸が作れます。枯葉剤を使用しないので身体にも環境にも優しい素材です。超長綿だからこそ可能なムラ感はヘヴィーオンス特有の派手すぎるタテ落ちはせず、細い部分の多さと長さによって醸し出される自然なタテ落ちを味わえます。このプレミアムデニムは世界最特濃と謳うだけありインディゴがかなり濃いのが特徴。そのためコントラストの高い色落ちが期待できます

このデニムも廃番のシャトル織機(豊田自動織機社製の旧式力織機)を使用して生産されるので、セルヴィッジ(生地の耳)の美しい生地が織り上がります。

Small indigo factory

Small indigo factory