Can you get the high brand fabric of your dreams at an affordable price? ! “Shinmihon Factory” is a clothing store directly managed by Bishu production area.
Shinmihon Factory clothing store operated by Ohshika Co., Ltd. that is directly managed by Bishu production area. Since opening in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture in 2021, they have gained a lot of support, and this fall we have doubled the space and held a grand opening.
The new area will feature a ``sock knitting machine,'' a ``tailoring salon,'' and a ``wool laundry,'' where you can wash wool on the spot. It has been reborn as a more attractive facility than ever before.
This time, we would like to introduce the "Shinmihon Factory" which has just opened its grand opening.
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This time, we would like to introduce Shinmihon Factory, a clothing store directly managed by Bishu, which is operated by Oshika Co. Bishu（It is also the base of activities of "Bishu Current," a circle for revitalizing production areas, in which people working in the western part of Owari (Aichi Prefecture) to the western part of Saino (Gifu Prefecture) convey the charm and craftsmanship of Bishu. This time, we would like to introduce you to the new...
Shinmihon Factory is located in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture. This is a corner of the factory of the textile company "Kitama Keori," which was founded in 1898. It is about an hour's drive from Nagoya by car.
There is parking for 4 cars in front of the store and 40 cars on the opposite side of the factory.
Designer Yudai Hikosaka of "Oshika Co., Ltd." We were given a tour of the factory that had its grand opening.
−Please tell us about this grand opening.
Mr. Hikosaka:"Since we opened Shinmihon Factory in April 2021, many people have come to visit our store.Now, we have repeat customers who come from far away on a regular basis, and we are steadily expanding our business. I feel that Shinmihon Factory is spreading to everyone.
For this grand opening, we have newly expanded the sales area, doubling the area of the previous store to approximately 480 square meters."
Mr. Hikosaka:"The number of brands we handle has increased from 7 to 11, and now people can learn more about the appeal of Bishu brand.
In addition, while the only custom-made clothing available in your choice of fabric was pants and skirts, we have now added shirts, dresses, jackets, coats, and other items. The new addition of shirts, dresses, jackets, and coats is another major point that allows customers to enjoy the total custom-made clothing experience.
We also hold factory tours from time to time, so if you can see first-hand how the clothes are made, you'll appreciate the quality of the clothes even more. ”
Mr. Hikosaka:"We installed a show window at the front of the store. You can see that there is a clothing store even from the outside, so I think it's easier to enter than before.
In addition, in order to do the construction this time, we asked our regulars who are usually craftsmen to help us. We asked them to do the plumbing, signage, planting, and window glass, each in their own field of expertise.
Everyone loves Shinmihon Factory, so I was able to entrust them with peace of mind.
It was also great to be able to make new connections among regulars. "
A "sock knitting machine" is also installed in front of the entrance, and the socks are actually made using this machine. You can also experience spinning a loom, so you can see how socks are made.
From here, we will introduce selected brands that can be purchased at "Shinmihon Factory".
Tailored clothing series with a choice of fabric
The appeal of Shinmihon Factory is that you can choose your favorite fabric and order clothes.
You can order standard pants, skirts, jackets, dresses, and more.
There are about 50 types of fabrics carefully selected for each season and situation, and many customers enjoy changing the fabrics for each season.
There are many high-quality fabrics available only at high-end brands, and pants can be ordered for an average of 15,000 to 20,000 yen.
*Delivery time is 1 to 2 months.
All fabrics are priced per meter, so you can quickly see how much it will cost you by adding the tailoring fee to the price.
Please feel free to touch it with your hands and find your favorite fabric.
"Transition Equipment" is a brand that specializes in planning products made by Bishu using materials from Bishu.
The designer, who created famous snowboarding wear, proposes products that fit into his own lifestyle, from outdoor scenes to daily life.
A popular item is the fabric vest, which allows you to choose the fabric.
The atmosphere changes dramatically depending on whether you use cotton or wool. Please try making your favorite piece.
*Prices vary depending on the fabric.
Hitsuji (sheep) series
The "Hitsuji Series'' has an attractive basic design that is not influenced by trends. All of our clothes are made from high-quality merino wool, so they're super soft and can be worn next to your skin.
This brand is recommended for those who have never worn wool or want to get introduced to wool.
"Keshichi" is a textile brand that uses wool regeneration technology that has been practiced in Bishu for 60 years. In Bishu, this technique has been used for a long time, and the culture of not wasting any fabric has taken root.
Keshichi sells textile cuts and clothes made in Keshichi.
Shinmihon Factory also publishes a monthly "Shinmihon Factory newsletter". It features in-depth articles on a single theme, such as the little-known culture of Bishu, the nature of wool, or the craftsmanship of Shinmihon Factory.
They also have past archives, so if you're interested, be sure to check it out at the factory.
At Shinmihon Factory, they also carry out an initiative called "Fuku-katsu Version," in which clothes that have become B-grade items are repaired and sold.
The tag also includes information on defects, areas to be repaired, and repair methods, allowing you to purchase at a 10% discount compared to the regular price. It has been carefully repaired by craftsmen, so you can buy it with confidence.
Other attractive brands include "blanket," which sells coats and blankets using high-quality melton fabric produced by Bishu, and "Ito to Iro," a 100% wool T-shirt brand.
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Understand how clothes change over time!
The staff's personal belongings are also on display, so that visitors can see firsthand how much their coats, purchased seven years ago, have changed over time.
Lecture on how to care for wool!
For this grand opening, a "Wool Laundry" has also been set up.
"How do you take care of wool?" "Won't wool shrink if I wash it?" You can learn these questions with demonstrations on the spot. You can buy wool clothes with peace of mind, as you will be given detailed lectures on how to wash wool by hand and how to use a washing machine.
They also regularly stream live on Instagram, introducing how to care for wool, the behind-the-scenes aspects of manufacturing, and the techniques of craftsmen. Please follow and check it out.
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This time we introduced Shinmihon Factory has just opened its grand opening. Shinmihon Factory is a place where you can find clothes that you will cherish for a long time.
The only production area where the entire process from thread to clothes can be done is "Bishu". Please enjoy the process of clothes being produced and try to choose clothes while enjoying the process.