More than Textile
With the mindset “to create something that is rich in quality,” HOSOO emphasizes the value of collaboration between craftsmen and engineers of various specialties and backgrounds. These master craftsmen undertake a highly technical division of labor at each of the over 20 steps involved in the kogei and development of Nishijin textile.
To create new products is to create new value that go beyond kimonos and obi-belts. In 2010, HOSOO independently developed a loom capable of weaving Nishijin textile with a width of 150cm. This has enabled HOSOO to provide innovative textiles for international markets in areas such as interiors, fashion, art, science, and technology.