Gifts from the sea

Kesennuma, Miyagi

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Born on earth,

return to earth.

メカジキデニム

DIR / dop / edit : Yasunari Masuda (Stuck-promotion)

CA : Rui Inoue
L : Katsuyuki Hashimoto

DANCER : Munemichi Yoshida

Japanese drum : Sai

HM : Nana Nakagome (Octbre.)

PHOTO : Daisaku Kikuchi

Film

Produce : TSURUTO

              Tomoko Okata

​気仙沼港
Kesennuma-Port
The world's first swordfish denim was born.
On the idea that take advantage of the rich marine resources,
from Kesennuma Port, one of the leading port towns in Japan.
Jeans that all return to the soil

This is the world's first breakthrough jeans.

Approximately 40% of the material

is made from swordfish horns, which is

effective use of discarded swordfish horns,

the denim developed from yarn.

This is a nut button

made from Tagua palm.

Instead of metal rivets

Use bar tack

The stitching color at the foot when it's rolled up is bright blue.

Pocket lining

Turkish organic cotton "Pergamon"

The body fabric is a king of cotton,

Called the world's three largest cotton

Using GIZA cotton

Super long cotton thread

 

GALLARY

This was born with a  challenge looking at the bright future after the catastrophic earthquake 3.11. 

Oikawa denim has a factory in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture.

 

 

Oikawa denim is a jeans producing company which  is delegated to produce the reprint models from the worldwide jeans company. And very evaluated with their high level of techincal skills.

Different from fashion brands.
Long life design pursued thorough circulation and quality.

At the end of a trial and error, they've achieved to make swordfish fiber mixed denim with their creative spirit.

 

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​STRAIGHT
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SLIM FIT
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Slim fit

straight

​SWORDFISH

FIBER MIXED DENIM

OIKAWADENIM

Price

25,300 yen  (taxin)

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straight

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Model / Model height 183 cm
Denim Size / wearing size W33

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Slim fit

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DETAIL
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Oikawa Denim aims to help mitigate the environmental issues faced by the apparel industry.

We studied the fiber contained in swordfish bills, a body part which has been regarded as useless and thrown away.

After much painstaking research, we have created Swordfish Denim.

It  has been discovered that calcium phosphate contained in the fiber of swordfish is gentle on skin and thus reduces the stress caused by wearing denim.

We use Pergamon sleek organic cotton for the pockets. And instead of copper rivets and metal buttons, Swordfish Denim uses cotton bartacks and real nut buttons made of natural materials for these important  parts.

As a part of our business, we are working on developing environmentally friendly, durable denim products  that can eventually return to to the earth. 

Oikawa Denim aims to help mitigate the environmental issues faced by the apparel industry.

We studied the fiber contained in swordfish bills, a body part which has been regarded as useless and thrown away.

After much painstaking research, we have created Swordfish Denim.

It  has been discovered that calcium phosphate contained in the fiber of swordfish is gentle on skin and thus reduces the stress caused by wearing denim.

We use Pergamon sleek organic cotton for the pockets. And instead of copper rivets and metal buttons, Swordfish Denim uses cotton bartacks and real nut buttons made of natural materials for these important  parts.

As a part of our business, we are working on developing environmentally friendly, durable denim products  that can eventually return to to the earth. 

Oikawa Denim aims to help mitigate the environmental issues faced by the apparel industry.

We studied the fiber contained in swordfish bills, a body part which has been regarded as useless and thrown away.

After much painstaking research, we have created Swordfish Denim.

It  has been discovered that calcium phosphate contained in the fiber of swordfish is gentle on skin and thus reduces the stress caused by wearing denim.

We use Pergamon sleek organic cotton for the pockets. And instead of copper rivets and metal buttons, Swordfish Denim uses cotton bartacks and real nut buttons made of natural materials for these important  parts.

As a part of our business, we are working on developing environmentally friendly, durable denim products  that can eventually return to to the earth. 

Reviews

これまでに出逢ったことのないフィット感とシルエットに感動しました。

ちょうどよく履ける気に入ったジーンズになかなか出会えなかったのですが、シルエットといい履きごとちといい、​運命を感じる1本です。本当に気に入りました!

​サイズ:29 02スリムフィット 店頭にてご購入

20代/男性 アパレル会社勤務

メカジキの角からできるなんてびっくりです。ジーンズ好きにはたまりません。

濃いブルーの色がいいですね。全部が自然に帰るのがすごい。どのサイズにするのか迷いましたが、キレイめに履けるのでフィット感あるものを選びました。これから育てていくのが楽しみです。

​サイズ-種類:30-02&33-02 店頭にてご購入

40代/ご夫婦 会社員/主婦

大人っぽい雰囲気とゴワゴワしない軽い履き心地が気に入っています。

自慢したくなるジーンズです。見た目より履き心地が軽く、不思議とゴワゴワ感がない。メカジキの角の繊維の影響なんでしょうか?だんだん馴染んできます。きちんと感がある大人っぽい雰囲気が重宝しています。色はだんだん落ちてくるので、大切に履いています。

​サイズ:32 02スリムフィット 店頭にてご購入

30代/男性 会社員

メカジキなんて珍しい。色がキレイなところと長く履けそうなシルエットが気に入りました。

こういったジーンズは初めて出逢いました。シルエットがシンプルで、フィットしすぎず、ゆったりすぎず、カジュアルすぎないぴったりなサイズ感と色がキレイなところが気に入りました。​長く愛用したいです。

​サイズ:30 02スリムフィット 店頭にてご購入

50代/女性 会社員

Message from OIKAWA DENIM

Oikawa Denim aims to help mitigate the environmental issues faced by the apparel industry.

We studied the fiber contained in swordfish bills, a body part which has been regarded as useless and thrown away.

After much painstaking research, we have created Swordfish Denim.

It  has been discovered that calcium phosphate contained in the fiber of swordfish is gentle on skin and thus reduces the stress caused by wearing denim.

We use Pergamon sleek organic cotton for the pockets. And instead of copper rivets and metal buttons, Swordfish Denim uses cotton bartacks and real nut buttons made of natural materials for these important  parts.

As a part of our business, we are working on developing environmentally friendly, durable denim products  that can eventually return to to the earth. 

Q&A

from Hiroshi Oikawa

Q1, What is your manufacturing stance?

 

A1, Every needle is sewn carefully so that those who can use it can use it forever.

Rather than being tied to one "make", "create" and "build" from various angles

We value "making".

 

 

Q2, What do you like about Japanese culture?

 

A2, Attitude to work seriously.

We value color and scenery, reason and tradition, and there are chic and mulberry that exist in it.

A very emotional place.

 

 

Q3, Do you have an image of the future that Japan should be like?

 

A3 , There may be a day when we can eliminate the invisible line of the border sometime with the skill of information.

Still, I want you to value the pride of being Japanese.

Oikawa Denim Limited Liability company

CEO OIKAWA Hiroshi

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