IMABARI: AN INTRODUCTION
Ever since the introduction of cotton flannel machines in 1894, the production of imabari towels in Japan flourished.
In modern times, imabari towels have become a highly appreciated industry in Japan’s society.
In the city of Imabari, there are over 4,000 looms and more than 3,000
employees working in this rapidly growing industry, which produces an annual
turnover of over 50 billion JPY (Japanese Yen) / USD 500 million; this accounts
for more than 60% of the total Japanese towel productions.
Although towel-production is the backbone of Imabari City’s economy, other fibers &
large shipbuilding businesses are also flourishing in these parts.
There are also world-class stone, tile, and lacquerware manufacturers in Imabari that have been producing excellent goods for many centuries.
Imabari towel’s trademark logo symbolizes the relentless pursuit of quality, originality, reliability, and technology to the world.
The wider angle of this prospect views Japan’s dreams & the challenges that drive Japanese manufacturers towards innovation.
The uniqueness in Imabari’s towel production comes in the excellent care for each stage in theproduction cycle:
Material selection – Weaving – Dyeing, then post-process
Imabari’s great care in each one of the production stages
guarantees a one-of-a-kind craft that is impossible to imitate.