Kibiso - Textile Sustainability in Yamagata: Workshop Visit & Conversation

Take a trip to Japan’s northern Yamagata Prefecture to explore textile sustainability through the case study of kibiso. The outermost protective layer of the cocoon secreted by silkworms, kibiso is typically discarded during the production of silk as it is too tough and crooked to be drawn out into thread.

Explore the story behind the fabric in this online event featuring fabric designer Sudō Reiko of innovative textile design firm Nuno; director of Tsuruoka Textile Makers Cooperative and CEO of Tsuruoka Silk Yamato Kyōsuke; and Seino Chikara from Matsuoka Co., Ltd.