Azumino-momen Fabrics

Azumino-momen fabrics are piece-dyed in the Azumino district of Japan (momen means cotton) hence the name Azumino-momen. Before they are placed in a small pot for dying the fabrics go through a process to create a natural wrinkle finish. This gives the fabric a distinctive feel which stays in the fabric even after washing. They are used to create the Olympus Animal Mascots featured in the Animal Mascot Book by Hiromi Fukumura. Azumino-momen is also ideal for sashiko, embroidery, garments, quilts, soft-furnishings and bags.