Kyoto is a home for traditional Japanese textile, clothing industry and its culture, including Nishijin woven textile and Kyo Yuzen dyed textile. However, due to a dramatic changing life style and economical situation, sadly, the demand of traditional Japanese textile and clothing has been decreasing. Besides, great designs of Kyoto’s traditional kimono or obi sashes are in crisis as well.
This website aims to show widely excellent designs from Kyoto and let people use them in not only traditional Japanese clothing industry, but also in other different industries. To achieve that goal, “Kyoto Design Utilizing Project” has started in 2008 by Kyoto City, Japan Designers Association and other organizations.