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History

Starting as a sewing factory back in 1950
in Mie Japan,
we have grown to become
a clothing manufacture and a retailer
for our own women's fashion label named
"nest Robe."
We open our very first
standalone flagship store in Tokyo in 2004
and there are currently fifteen retail stores
across the country and one store online.

Nearly 100% of our garments are manufactured
locally in Japan using the natural
sustainable materials,
most preferably delicate pure linen.
Our commitment to the superior materials
and the quality craftsmanship
for our clothing production sets nest Robe
apart from the rest.
In the manufacturing process of our garments
such as yarning, weaving, dyeing, sewing
and finishing works are very carefully done
without compromise by the experienced skilled artisans to create them in highest quality possible,
sometimes even the traditional time consuming methods are chosen to be used if necessary.
In addition to our own factories it all
can be accomplished by abiding relationship
with our partners (factories) located over Japan
and our appreciation toward them
has always been with us.

nest Robe, thus, creates timeless styles
with high wearing comfort and the quality to last
and the garments that get better with age
so to be cherished and worn for a lifetime.

Product

Yearn

We preferbly use long fine linen fibers
from flax for our garments across the seasons
at nest Robe.
The kind of linen yarn is lustrous
and highly robust also.
Comparing to other conventional linen fibers,
linen we choose is quite delicate so often times
spinning flax into linen yarn is done
by the traditional method with light tension
which is economically less productive
yet creates fine smooth hairy textured line yarn.

Dyeing

We have been committed only
to use approved safe chemicals for dyeing
all of yarn and the products of ours
at nest Robe.
We also use fabrics that are naturally
dyed or undyed.
Yarn dyeing methods we use vary from
hank dyeing, rope dyeing, natural dyeing
to cheese dyeing.
In realty many of those dyeing techniques
are difficult to be utilized to the full
particularly with linen.
Desirable dyeing works of quality
workmanship
that we need for
our products surely rely on an experienced
craftsmanship of the domestic dyehouses
we deal with.

A dyeing method is specified every time
to the dyehouses from us
depending upon
how the texture and the look we want
on each of our finished products.

We occasionally try for very special dye
works with exceptional dyehouses
of Japan
where very rare dyeing
techniques have been carried on for
generations, manganese KASURI
for instance.

Weaving and Fabrics

Fine delicate linen is a difficult yarn
to weave, particularly in the warp where
it can be brittle, with a tendency to fray.
However, the domestic fabric companies
we work with are able to manufacture and
supply the superior quality linen fabric
to us
and that makes us possible
to produce our exquisite linen garments.

Design and Sewing

Our design principles; Naturalness,
High Wearing Comfort, Simplicity,
Timelessness and Function.
Garments that we produce are designed
to feel comfortable on, be functional
and give a easy yet ideal fit with a stylish
silhouette
so that a woman can move in
them as she likes.
Our skilled designers as well as the
original pattern layouts of ours consisted
of numbers of detailed pattern instructions
are quite essential in order to make the
designs work right as intended.

Sewing is an another essential factor
at nest Robe to create our garments
best possible.
All the sewing works are done in our own
sewing factory in Japan where highly
skilled workmanship is our first priority.

Finishing Works

Finishing works are done right
before they are to be the finished products.
Those are to obtain desirable texture
and the look with subtle nuance to our garments.
The finishing works for linen clothing involve in
washing such as bio-washing,
stone-washing and other preferable kind
such as brushing for garments for colder season.
The prerequisite for our high standards of
finishing works must be upheld again
by valued craftsmanship of our partners.