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Gunma’s Iconic Scarf Factory Closes After 120 Years

GUNMA, Feb 27 (News On Japan) –
A famend producer of scarves, extremely acclaimed domestically and internationally, has determined to shut its doorways. Scarves with vertical stripes and daring colours are its hallmark. It even topped gross sales for 5 consecutive years on the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The maker was the native manufacturing facility “Matsui Knit Giken” in Japan. Its distinctive vertical knitting approach attracted consideration worldwide, with many well-known designers like Kansai Yamamoto visiting the manufacturing facility in the course of the Heisei period.

Founded within the Meiji period, in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, often called the “town of textiles,” it has continued to create Japan’s satisfaction for the world. However, the manufacturing facility has not been in operation for a number of months now.

Matsui Knit Giken President Toshio Matsui (80): “I’m also 80 years old now, and my body doesn’t listen to me anymore, so I’m thinking of stopping.”

The sixth technology president has determined to shut the curtain on 120 years of historical past. What might have occurred?

Scarves, beloved worldwide for his or her distinctive vertical knitting design, are disappearing. The sixth technology of the longstanding firm that determined to shut its doorways can not conceal his loneliness.

Matsui President: “Since all the experience we’ve built up will disappear, it’s really sad.”

However, there’s a motive behind the choice to shut.

Matsui President: “Manufacturing requires technical expertise in everything, so it’s not something that can be done easily. Knowing that, I think it would be questionable to force someone to take over. Learning the technology itself requires considerable determination.”

However, this doesn’t imply that the manufacturing facility’s lights will exit. Originally deliberate to shut this month, President Matsui intends to proceed the seek for successors somewhat longer.

Matsui President: “We’ve had discussions from Gunma Prefecture and Kiryu City saying, ‘Since you’ve come this far, can we look for a successor?’ If someone really wants to take over, we’ll cooperate at that time.”

Source: ANN