Aton Washi Sweater
Washi has been actively produced in Japan since the Nara period (710-794), mainly in Toyama. In recent years, it has come to be recognized as a uniquely Japanese fiber. Washi has a special porous structure, which makes it more moisture absorbent, quick-drying, deodorant, and UV effective than linen. Normally, a technique called „slit yarn“ is used to produce yarn by cutting ultra-thin washi into thin strips. However, by using soft and stretchy washi yarn produced by a special manufacturing method and knitting it with cashmere yarn, which has the opposite properties, we have created a unique Japanese product that combines the smooth feel, warmth, and luster of cashmere with the firmness and functionality of washi. The result is a material that combines the smooth feel, warmth, and luster of cashmere with the stiffness and functionality of Japanese paper.
The loose silhouette is smaller than the oversized one and features a moderately relaxed feel. The washi paper suppresses the dullness characteristic of knitwear, and it features a powerful silhouette like a heavy, lined sweatshirt produced by knitting with four strands of yarn drawn together. This sweater can be worn comfortably because it is thick and insulating, but does not trap heat inside due to the properties of washi.