Words and Square Photos by Me.
(Non-square) Photos by L Squared Photography.
The gracious fellows at Kapital and Kountry allowed me an exclusive look into their washing and sewing factory. The raccoon stands for their ability to wash anything, just like a frisky raccoon can eat anything. We were given a walk-through of the Kountry racoon’s adytum, and we witnessed the operose work that goes into their products.
Tumbling, and squeezing machines.
The Kountry line of Kapital is a washing wonderland. Their numinous-like products come from their technique, supplies, inventive design, and years of experience.
The various machines give each garment unique details. From stone-washing to softening to dyeing. They do it all.
The over-dyeing machine. Steam, pressure, and loads of interesting outcomes.
The workman’s gloves.
A look inside the drying machine
Clothes waiting their turn for detail work.
Rubber balls to soften fabrics
Taking out the laundry.
Inflation device for distressing denim.
The blue hands craftsmen at work. Every garment is finished by worker’s hands, and each piece has its own unique detail.
The craftsman applying chemicals to the fabric, and me taking a picture.
Samples waiting their turn.
Measuring the stitch spacing.
Samples and items ready to go.
Buttons, rivets, snaps, all aged in-house, and fired in a kiln.
Indigo knits, with hand-stitching.
Past work. Future productions.
Bengara-color fabric hanging in the light.
Sewing room. Careful piece-by-piece sewing production all done on-site.
Company president hard at work.
Up coming products awaiting final approval.
Buttons, aged in a kiln on-site.
The Kountry design team. Thanks again for the unforgettable opportunity guys!