Made Only by Hand
Masuhisa's pure and luxurious yarn is grown in raw organic cotton fields in a small village in China.
To feel the warmth of the farmers' and craftsmen's spirit, just put a skein on your palm - so light and gentle, you know you'll love knitting, weaving, or wearing it. We want hand-spun yarn to evoke the tender relationship between the earth and ourselves, and Masuhisa's yarn truly does.
Over 100 Years
Masuhisa's contracted farm has never, ever used pesticides or manures. The traditional methods make it unnecessary to use chemical or machines in the farm.
Art of Hand Spinning
Skilled artisans work on a traditional spinning wheel, unchanged for thousands of years. It requires such high skill and patience that even an expert craftswoman can produce only 200 grams of yarn in a day.
Benefits of Masuhisa’s Yarn
Unlike machine-made yarn, handspun yarn has at its core a hard twist that ensures lasting strength, while the cotton’s surface stays soft and fluffy. It's gentle on our skin, cool in summer and warm in winter. Moreover, it offers natural UV protection of nearly 96% – its airy, uneven, fluffy surface scatters ultra violet rays. It's been proven when you wear handspun cotton, you are protecting your skin from sun damage using the power of nature.
“Ashigoromo” focuses on gentleness and comfort that allow both the body and mind to relax.