Dear valued customers,
AITTA products are made using fabrics like silk, hemp, cotton, wool, and more that are upcycled from vintage kimonos and obis. Thus, unlike new clothes, they are either used or have been kept in prolonged storage. While we always try our very best to select material that are in good condition when making our clothes, we may sometimes use fabric with some stains, marks, or discoloration to ensure that these precious clothing materials do not go to waste. We hope you understand and see them as “vintage marks” that you may brandish to show your individuality. We will only accept refunds for clothes with sewing defects. Please feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries.
Regarding the material we use for our products
The fabric we handle at AITTA usually do not have any quality labels. For fibers that are difficult to identify such as genuine silk, we do burn tests to check, but please understand that it is not a 100% guarantee. We choose the fabrics for each particular clothing based on our experience, how it feels to the touch, and the design we are aiming for in the product. While we attach handling labels to our products based on “genuine silk”, “hemp”, “cotton”, “wool”, “synthetic fibers”, etc. to ensure they are handled properly, we generally recommend dry cleaning for all our products. For details on handling, please refer to the “Handling Precautions” attached.
How to care
For most kimonos, we wash the fabric with a cleaning solution after taking them apart. After confirming that there are no excessive shrinking and/or discoloration, we turn them into clothing material. However, if you are to clean them by yourself at home, you must be extra careful and need to iron them properly, so it is not recommended. You may consider bringing it to special dry cleaners for kimonos during the off-peak season, in the same way that you might do with regular kimonos. Feel free to contact us if you are unable to find an appropriate service nearby. Use a soft cloth to pick off any dirt immediately and do not rub it. If you sweat in it, spray some water mist on it and hang it in the shade where there is good ventilation for half a day; the sweat will usually evaporate with the water.