Designers of TRICOTÉ

Keiko Ochiai (L), Hayato Uotani (R)

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Q1. What made you decide to establish your own brand?


"Bringing the warmth of knit more int our daily lives"
Based on this thought, we started our brand TRICOTÉ in 2011.
Our products range from apparel items to interior items.
We produce items that other brands cannot create; we create our original knit fabrics and textile designs.
All our products are made in Japan.

「ニットの温かさをもっと日常に」 そんな想いからTRICOTÉは2011年にブランドをスタートさせました。世の中にもっとニットのものがあったらという気持ちのもと、アパレルからインテリアアイテムまで、他社では出来ないアイテムを作りニットの生地開発からテキスタイルデザインまで、オリジナルのものづくりにこだわり、全てのアイテムを国内で生産しています。



Q2. Please describe your production process.

The procesure is first designing, second semi-assembling patterns and forms, and lastly, sending request of samples to factory.
It all depends on how the item is made; mechanically made or handmade.



Q3. What made you interested in NY market?


A lot of travelers from overseas purchase our products, so we became interested to start entering market in overseas.


Q4. Which one is your favorite piece? And why?


Pinapple Rubber Bag.
You will find the concave and convex impression of the material and elasticity of the fabric that you cannot feel unless you actually touch it.




Q5. Lastly, please share some comments to customers at the ARCADE JAPAN.
   最後に、the ARCADE JAPANのお客様に一言お願いします。


It is our very first time to sell our products in NY, so everyting will be new to you.
We carefully choose materials, and we use a tecnique that only works on knit fabrics.
Please touch our products and feel the texture.






interview & text Yusuke Yamauchi