About the product
Cotton is a natural material with natural water absorption and heat retention properties. While various efforts and advances have been made in synthetic fibres to bring them closer to natural fibres, they are still no match for the real thing in terms of functionality and texture. We would like to introduce the "Seal Weave Blanket" from Koyaguchi, Wakayama Prefecture, the centre of pile weaving in Japan, to convey the quality of such natural cotton. The cool look and fluffy, smooth feel are key points of this blanket.
[Characteristics of seal weave]
Seal weave is characterised by a dense pile on the front and back. The structure of the weave is such that the pile is sandwiched between the two sides of the fabric, making it resistant to loss of pile and loss of shape, and durable. It is also easy to wash. A moderate dot pattern is applied to achieve a good design while pursuing breathability. Koyaguchi pile weave is characterised by its fluffy touch, and it is said that there was a time when Koyaguchi fake fur was used in many Japanese-made plush toys. If it is soft enough to be used for stuffed animals, you can imagine how comfortable the blankets are to the touch.
We don't want to assume that because you are a woman you are pink, because you are a man you are blue-ish...etc. We chose neutral greys because these cotton blankets are sure to be comforting to anyone who uses them. The two colours, light grey and dark grey, and the subtle dot pattern are designed for women, men, babies, kids, adults, the elderly... anyone can use them without hesitation.
The size single can be used all year round if you have one. In winter, it will feel warm when you lay it on your mattress, and in summer it will come in useful in the mornings or when you feel chilly in the air-conditioning. The half-size is the perfect size to drape over your stomach at night in summer. It is also perfect for snoozing on the sofa or draping over your shoulders in your room. The travelling-rug size is comfortable to drape over the armrests of a leather sofa or any other place where it might get sticky with sweat. When folded in two, it is the perfect size for a pushchair. It is also recommended as an alternative to a baby wrap and as a birth gift.
We want you to feel the gentle touch all the way up to the neckline, so the top and bottom are folded back to give the blanket a fluffy finish all the way to the edge. The edges on both sides are made of cotton sheeting fabric. We have also included a space on the tag where you can write the date and your name in the hope that you will use it for a long time. We hope that one day this product will be called "the blanket I have always loved for a long time".
The blanket is made of fabric from one of Japan's leading pile-weaving regions, and is finished with a design that is also very special. We hope you will use it for a very long time.
-Size Single: 140 x 200 cm / 55” x 78.7”
-Half size: 140 x 100 cm / 55” x 39.4”
-Travelling-rug size: 70 x 90 cm / 27.6” x 35.4”
-Colour: Light grey, dark grey
Pile (fuzz): 100% cotton
Ground (base fabric part): 65% polyester, 35% rayon
About the maker
We, PANDA KIKAKU, are a design firm focusing on interior goods design. 2018 saw the launch of our interior brand, LOOM & SPOOL, which aims to be loved for a long time for its quality and design. We plan products that will fit into modern lifestyles and provide long-lasting use of high-quality products, including blankets made in Izumiotsu, which are known for their high quality.
We are committed to creating products that reflect the wishes of both producers and consumers by actually visiting the production sites and listening to the stories of those who produce them. We would be honored if there are people overseas who would agree with our ideas and take our products.
Risk and Challenge
Product images are for illustrative purposes only. Colors may vary depending on your monitor or smartphone.
The detailed specifications of the design may change from those shown in the images due to the progress of the project.
The schedule described in the text is only the schedule at the time of the project release. There is a possibility of delivery delays.
In principle, we will not be able to cancel your purchase in the event of delivery delays, but we will cancel your purchase if you wish to do so within 6 months of the scheduled delivery month.
Please note that there is a possibility of delivery delays due to unavoidable factors such as bad weather, disasters, and traffic restrictions. Please understand this in advance.
We are challenging ourselves to combine new fabrics while slightly changing and diverting the standard shape. If you change this part a little more like this, it would be better! We would be very happy to hear your comments and opinions about our products.