Kimono materials can be divided into natural fibers and chemical fibers.
Natural materials are mainly cotton, linen, wool, and silk. Chemical fibers include recycled fibers, semi-synthetic fibers, synthetic fibers, and inorganic fibers.
Cotton: Yukata, underwear Linen: Summer underwear, chijimi, jofu, other half-collars, obi fabrics, etc. Wool: Wool kimono Silk: Kimono, haori, coat, obi Kimono in general
Chemical fibers: everything from underwear to kimonos and obi belts
Among these, cotton, linen, and wool cannot be used for formal wear. Woven kimonos, even those made of silk, cannot be worn formally.
However, chemical fibers (synthetic fibers) can be used for anything formal, such as long-sleeved kimonos, tomesodes, and homongi, as long as they have the right pattern.
Among the synthetic fibers, polyester is the most commonly found in kimono fabrics. It is said that it is more prone to static electricity and is of inferior quality compared to silk, but it has the advantage of being easy to wash yourself and not having to worry about it getting wet in the rain.
Kimonos made from fabrics such as crepe or silk with a ground pattern dyed in a single color are called ``iromuji.'' Even if it is a single color, it may be woven with a pattern, and Edo Komon, which has a detailed pattern dyed with fine dots or lines, is also treated as a solid color. A plain colored kimono is a convenient kimono that can be made more formal by adding a crest to the back. If you have one, you can use it for parties, tea parties, etc.
Although it does not have a crest, we have added a solid colored polyester kimono to our lineup with a two-part separana kimono that can be easily worn even with musubi.
Please take a look if you like.