Omi Takashima Chijimi has lasted over the centuries since the Edo period, just as the lake of its namesake city has. Spinning yarn is a part of nature in Takashima, such skills have been passed by its people through many generations and still remain today. The original purpose of the material for providing freshness during Japanﾕs hot and humid months is still as relevant today as it was in ancient times. The techniques and methods used to produce the material create an embossed, absorbent fabric that offers freshness and comfort.
Whilst being traditionally used to combat warm temperatures, Takashima Chijimi is also well-suited to more active lifestyles. The characteristics and versatility of the material, which can be used in the manufacture of a wide range of garments, is renowned and demanded across the world. Through Sarah Takashima, Takashima Chijimi has been made available to the global market. The project aims to establish these materials as textiles for universal use to continue this journey. Sarah Takashima seeks to translate the history of the material to suit the modern lifestyle.
This belief has long been passed down and still remains today. Given the texture of the material, it is highly absorbent, making it excellent for those with an active lifestyle. This comfortable material stays fresh even in Japan’s hot and humid climate.