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, are 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 colour 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 shape yarn, 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 colour. Owing to its composition of more than 50 percent 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.