Manufacturing Technology

Usually, velvet is woven with synthetic fibers such as rayon, but we also work with natural fibers such as silk and cotton. Among them, weaving fine count velvet is very delicate and requires a difficult technique, but it is our specialty.

Natural materials into velvet

Yamazaki Velvet also produces velvets made of natural materials, not only the royal cotton, but also linen, Japanese paper, and silk. Velvet made of natural materials has become the most popular these days. The materials are carefully selected and researched so that the feel and texture are at their best. All of them are relatively light in weight.

Cotton velvet (#510), Japanese paper velvet (#OJV510)
Linen velvet (#6510)
Silk velvet (#9000)
Cotton ground, wool pile Wool Pile(#4510)

The thinnest and lightest in the world

We have tried to make the lightest and thinnest velvet in the world. The texture is unimaginable from the conventional image of velvet. I have also made velvet phone cards before.

Paper Velvet (#2032)
Baby Velvet (#2840,#2840W)
Baby Velvet 2(#2832,#2832W)

The common classic type velvet is also relatively thin in our case by using a finer thread. The main standard types are the "flat velvet," which is made of dull rayon and has a calm atmosphere, and the "plain velvet," which is made of bright rayon and has a luxurious feel.

Flat Velvet (#7200,#7244)
Plain Velvet (#7644)
Cotton Velvet (#510)
Fine Cotton Velvet(CO5500)

This is a fabric with a base (ground) of high-twisted polyester. It is characterized by its lightness and ease of handling. Georgette velvet is further classified according to the type of pile yarn and weaving method.

For opal (#1200, #1244)
For solid color or chambray(#8004,#8044)
All polyester(#AP-01,#AP-01W)

Long pile velvet
with a unique texture

We also weave long pile velvet with long fur-like pile. Since the pile is woven at 5mm, various expressions can be expressed by processing. Naded hair, crush, opal, etc., give the fabric a unique texture that cannot be found anywhere else. It is also possible to weave a lightweight type of long pile.

Long Pile Velvet (#8004SLP,#5800SLP,#1350L)
Silk Long Pile Velvet 9350L


Challenging a variety of processing

Since velvet has a three-dimensional structure, it can be processed in various interesting ways. The expression of the fabric can be completely changed by the processing method. Even in opal processing, it is possible to shrink the fabric by applying salt shrinkage, or to apply double opal using another material. Washi pasting, marbling, and coating can also be applied to velvet. The texture of velvet can be dramatically changed by changing the yarn material. We also offer velvet with a strong impression and marshmallow-like texture by using a film for the entire pile.

Long Pile Velvet (#8004SLP,#5800SLP,#1350L)
Silk Long Pile Velvet 9350L

In 1998, our velvet was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in an exhibition called "Structure and Surface," which featured Japanese fabrics. In 1998, our velvet was exhibited at the "Structure and Surface" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, featuring Japanese fabrics. The processing factory there was good at attaching various things to the fabric, and in addition to Japanese paper, they also attached things like stones and bolts. At that time, I remember being very surprised when I saw those samples.

Not only in this workshop, there are still many craftsmen who do special processing. For example, Sumi-nagashi, Arimatsu-shibori, processing to dissolve polyester, processing to shrink specific yarns, etc. It would not be an exaggeration to say that without the cooperation of these craftsmen, we would not be able to create new fabrics.