B to B
What is the Saccora Project?
The “Saccora Project” is a “B2B” business model that pairs with companies such as clothing manufacturers and brand companies.
We collect surplus textiles from various companies and create new fabrics.We return the materials with a unique and renewed value.
The “Saccora Japan” team manages the Sakiori operations, by employing people with disabilities who inherited the weaving tradition in local specialized schools as well as members of Sakiori circles. We apply our mutual expertise and knowledge, and collaborate with various companies and brands.
A source of inspiration that generates new value
Made in collaboration with Japan's leading sports maker “Asics’s” popular brand, “Onitsuka Tiger.” Under its expert craftmanship, “Saccora Japan” created a never seen before sneaker based on the classic model “Onitsuka Tiger,” which received massive acclaims from fashionistas around the world. In a first collaboration, a yukata inspired “cotton” that became the foundation of its original brand “Sansa Sakiori Kobo.” The second item uses "denim cuts" from local denim factories, and the third item uses "artificial suede", often used in sneakers. They are a one of a kind Sakori woven sneakers made from forgotten fabrics, which were woven into “pop” contrasting materials.
オニツカタイガー 裂き織シリーズ / Onitsuka Tiger Sakiori series
The KUON brand pursues simplicity and nostalgic times, conveniently integrating the refinement of old fabrics. “Saccora Japan” is assisting KUON’s desire in manufacturing woven products. The sakiori woven fabrics made from KUON surplus has been transformed into coach jackets and caps integral in the expression of street culture. The expression boldly mixes traditional Sakiori weave with an enhanced street flavor, communicating KUON’s unique view of the world.
KUON 裂き織ジャッケット / KUON sakiori woven jacket
The Niigata outdoor brand, “LOCAL WEAR, Snow Peak,” designed a line of apparels conceptualizing the land as a “fashionable garment.” Following Niigata, Iwate's “Kyoya Dyeing Store” was selected to collaborate with “Snow Peak,” a project in which “Saccora JAPAN” also participated in. The weaving company applied its “Sakiori weaving” skills. HAPPI VEST was born from woven leftover fabrics generated during the LOCAL WEAR IWATE brand production process.
LOCAL WEAR by Snow Peak
When Tokyo collection brand BEAMS Creative Research Institute and YAHOO Reconstruction Support Space joined forces in 2014, they organized the TOKYO DESIGNERS MEET TOHOKU exhibition. Both collaborated with Tokyo designers to create and manufacture clothes in the Tohoku area. Original ANREALAGE printed textiles were used in the Sakiori weave. The "ANREALAGE" print fabric was used as the material for this sakiori weave.
裂き織ジャケット / Jacket
裂き織ジャケット / Jacket
素材となった生地 / Original material
裂き織ジャケット / Jacket
Masashichi Nakagawa store
This collection of bags was released at the “Dai-Nippon Iwate Exhibition,” for Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's 300th anniversary in 2016, which headquarters are located in Nara. The line-up trilogy of white, black and red, is blended into three types of fabrics that had been forgotten in the Masashichi Nakagawa store.
中川政七商店のストックの余り布 / Stock surplus cloth
EDWIN GANF, is a series made from the Edwin denim factory. The textiles are made from denim cuts from very large denim productions. This could also be done with various other fabrics such as leather and fleece.
EDWIN GANF ラインナップ / lineup
The Spingle Move brand of handmade sneakers was established as a gum maker in Fuchu, Hiroshima. The sneaker company used the yukata fabrics from the traditional Sansa dance during Morioka City's summer festival in Iwate.
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Often asked questions
Please contact us first to let you know how we can help you. We can collect and reuse some items, but other items cannot be reused, so we will let you know whether we can take them or not when you contact us.
We do not purchase any fabrics nor any clothes items. We only collect Japanese kimonos and some yukatas.
We only collect industrial surplus limited to fabrics of a width of 50 cm or more per piece of cloth. Please contact us first if you have any surplus to be donated.
Sakiori custom designs
Yes, we do. Please feel free to contact us about which fabric to use and what kind of design we can make for you.
Yes, they can. Once you have sent us the piece of fabric, we can suggest a design to give you an idea of what can be done.
We try to work with a 5 to 50 cm width.
Yes, we do. Samples are possible from a minimum of 1.5 m width.
It usually takes about 45 days for delivery after the necessary materials and designs are ready.
In case of mass production, we will discuss the production volume and decide on a possible delivery date.
Please note that orders over of 50 m will take at least 2 months.
To complete a sample, the minimum quantity is 1.5 m.
For mass production, we handle designs of 10 m or more.
Currently, tours for the general public are momentarily suspended. Please check our HP for tours resumption.
Company visits are possible, provided they are restricted to small groups. Please contact us first to ask for an inquiry form.
Our factory does not have a retail store. Please contact us, and we will guide you to the nearest store.
Our factory only has a minimum number of looms necessary for production, accordingly weaving classes are not available. For those interested, information about upcoming workshops will be posted in the near future.
Handling Sakiori Products
Please contact us. We would like to hear from you first. * After discussing the type of transaction and the handling period, we will propose some products that could be up for commercialization.
It all depends on planning. * If you contact us about the cost, customer service methods, transaction details, we can advise you on what is possible.