|Miyuki[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]|
I got the special opportunity to see the factory !
Bucket of ink
The factory has 3 stories, this is the 1st floor. Various color inks are stored in each bucket. Since there is a wide variety of colors, each bucket has the number to identify each color.
Adjustment of the color
Making the color. They are ingredients of the ink. The ink is made with mixing color powder and paste. Only 1 glum difference will lead to big change of the color. It is an intense process.
Type of Colors
Fabrics are put on the board
Non-printed fabrics are put on the board. A color is dyed on this board.
It is a really delicate design
Dyeing a color
Ink is put above the pattern paper. It must be same pressure needs to be even to make the color uniform. A non-color fabric is dyed by their hand accordingly.
Pattern papers were stocked
Various pattern papers were stocked tightly in the 3th floor of the factory. You may notice that some pattern papers are bunched. One bunch is one design. Each color and design need different pattern papers, and these are dyed by each ink, finally one design is completed! In the other words, the more thicker a bunch is, more colorful design will be.
Clothes and accessories
These clothes or accessories are made in this process. Intense and professional skills are producing an exquisite pattern.
It was the first time for me to see such a clothes-making process. After seeing the process in the factory, I can understand the value of these items well. In modern times, it is the norm to treat speedy and mass production, but I am confident that hand-made is a valuable technology, regardless of the era.