Sasawashi Ribbed Socks

A pair of soft, breathable socks made of sasawashi in Osaka Prefecture.

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Sasawashi is washi (Japanese paper) which has had flakes of kumazasa (a variety of bamboo grass species native to Japan) added during the production process to create an organic textile. Washi is a highly versatile, durable material and its thinness and light weight allow it to be used in a variety of ways such as for writing paper, sliding paper screens, lampshades, umbrellas and even tableware. In order to create sasawashi, ground kumazasa flakes are added to the mixture during the process of washi-making, producing sheets of sasawashi that retain the antibacterial and anti allergenic properties of kumazasa. The sheets are then cut into tapes of varied thicknesses, which are in turn twisted and spun into yarns like threads. These threads are woven into fabrics using power looms. This process results in products which are sustainable, lint-free and highly absorbent.

Can be machine washed.
Wash separately from coloured items using mild detergent.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.

Size: 25-27 cm, UK 6-8

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