Mototugu Amaike, Amaike Textile Industry, at the Maison d'Exceptions show

The Noto Peninsula is located just north of central Japan. Our company is located here, in the countryside. Our company was founded in 1956. Our region is traditionally a site of production for synthetic fabrics, such as polyester and nylon. We are reputed for our use of extra-fine threads in the manufacture of our fabrics. We use a thread of 5 or 7 deniers. As such, our fabrics weigh between 5 and 10 grams per square meter and they attract a lot of attention, being the lightest fabrics in the world. In fact, the lightest fabric in the world is differentiated mainly by the thread that composes it. This thread is not from the apparel industry but was designed as an industrial material. It was used in electromagnetic wave shields in plasma TV screens. As you know, plasma technology was outmoded and we wanted to develop another application for this thread. This is how we have created the world’s lightest fabric.