“Kofu” originally means “traditional fabric” in Japanese. It has been made out of natural fibers such as silk, cotton and linen, and has been used for Kimono clothing as well as accessories and interiors for hundreds years in Japan. Today, they have many kinds of Kofu which were developed and refined locally and independently in many areas of Japan. Chirimen, Yuzen, Kasuri, Ohshima Tsumugi, Sarasa and Ai are examples of Kofu, which derived from the methods of weaving and dyeing, or from the names of the fabric producing districts.
Olympus-kofu & Olympus fabric:
What is Olympus-Kofu?
Olympus Thread Mfg. Co., Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan, one of the leading manufacturers of embroidery, lacing and knitting threads in Japan and throughout the world. In recent years, Olympus has introduced the finest cotton fabrics called “Olympus-Kofu”.
By combining traditional Japanese weaving and dyeing methods with today’s most advanced technology. Olympus has succeeded in printing Kofu’s colors and patterns on natural cotton fabrics, and revived the traditional Japanese vintage textiles. The texture of Olympus-Kofu is soft and smooth; the luster is like silk. Once the garment made of Kofu is worn, people are so pleased with the quality and comfort that they keep coming back.