Japanese Washi Yarn
Besides the durability which has been proven to preserve its original condition for more than 1,000 years, the excellent properties of washi is widely recognized by people and applied for daily use such as Shouji, packaging paper, umbrella, accesorry case etc. Today, it is being applied for broader applications as Machine-made Japanese paper and has become an indispensable material for our daily living. Making use of washi, Curetex Yarn has been produced in Curetex our own factory in Fukui prefecture. The production process itsself incorporates our original ingenuity created from huge amounts of trial and error.
We focus on the excellent properties of washi. From concieving to manufacturing the fibers so that its excellent properties are enhanced has taken us 10 years to create washi yarn. Washi yarns are different in its texture, no matter if they are wet or are completely dry, or even when the yarns are twisted. At Curetex, we cut washi sheets into long strips first, then weave into threads to keep them dry, soften them, sun-dry them and proceed to the finishing process. These processes which incorporate manual work and the power of nature. Creating a washi paper yarn 'Curetex Yarn' with a unique texture while maintaining its properties of its organic fiber is tedius work. Additionally, since it is an organic fiber made from washi, it has high biodegradability, and is an environmentally friendly product that returns back to the earth.
Properties of washi yarn in general
It is superior in water absorption and moisture absorption, so it will not stick to the skin even if you sweat.
It has adsorbent properties, it catches sebum and dirt nicely.
Comparing to the other fibers, washi fiber is superior in odor absorbing effect.
It has UV protective property without chemical processing.
It is comfortable to the skin because it is smooth without trapping heat due to humidity control effect.
There is no tingling feeling because of its gentle texture.
Properties of Curetex YarnIn addition to the properties of general washi yarn, the Curetex Yarn has further beneficial features.
Curetex yarn is soft and supple. The raw material is made of 100% Washi paper.
Curetex yarn suppresses the use of chemicals and maximises the beneficial properties of washi paper.
Because the surface area of the thread is large, it further strengthens water absorption and adsorption power.
Curetex yarn is characterized by elongation and strength, making it easier to process into fabric compared to other paper yarns.