With its concept “Cashmere as everyday clothes”, Shirata Cashmere wishes to make knitwear wearable everyday besides special occasions. Our knitwear is knitted piece by piece carefully by artisan using manual machines in our atelier located in Miyagi prefecture Japan. Cashmere knitted by handwork creates the distinctively soft and comfortable feel which could never be realized by automatic machines.
Located in Tohoku region known for the severe winter, we endeavor to make functional and practical knitwear which is “wearable everyday”. Cashmere knitwear shows off the persons who wear it on and make them relax with its softness and retentivity of heat. A further quality of natural material is that it cannot get out of shape nor pill easily.
Launched in 2011, Shirata Cashmere has brought down the art of knitting with manual machines which had once almost lost and we celebrate its fifth anniversary in this 2015. While the respectable skill comes with more than five years of experience, we have received five young artisans since its inception. Active employment and encouragement of newcomers aims to succeed to the knitting artisan and its art which could be hardly found in Japan today.
Particular about Japan-made, we select finest cashmere yarns from Japanese leading filature manufacturers. In our atelier, knitting yarns are waxed to make them slippery.
Manual horizontal knitting machines are operated on NO electricity and our traditional artisans’ techniques make the most of velvety texture of cashmere.
We use cashmere yarns for the threads equally. The technique of hand linking sewing requires a long experience and its empirical sense to sew up each parts stitch by stitch so carefully.
As Shirata Cashmere is a knitwear maker’s brand that covers all the processes of knit making in our own atelier, finishing is completed by artisans’ handwork as well. We treasure the art of handworks of humans from designing, making, finishing to sale and after-sale services.
|Company name||Shirata Co., Ltd.|
|Address||53 aza anahata kami Miyagi 981-4275 JAPAN|
|President and CEO||SHIRATA Takashi|
|Services||Design, production, sale and OEM service of clothing and accessories of cashmere and the other natural materials|