Ibara, Okayama | Nihon Menpu – Factory Tour

There are some names are that are the forefront of fashion and textiles and others that sit quietly in the back. Nihon Menpu is one of those companies in the back, but the back bone of so many big names. Odds are if you are wearing something “Made in Japan” then probably that fabric was made by these folks.

Located in the mountains of Okayama, Nihon Menpu is a company with a long history. Stretching back over 90 years they have their roots in dougi fabrics, and traditional Japanese textiles.

Today, they are synonymous with denim, and the highest quality cotton textiles. I had the chance this summer to visit and got a special peek into the work behind the scenes.

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