8/30/2011

Vintage Machinery: Adapted Japanese Shuttle Loom that Makes Selvedge Flannel


The new Naked & Famous selvedge flannel shirts that just arrived are made using a vary rare Japanese shuttle loom that we just had to show. This ancient machine is one of kind and has been adapted to make specialized selvedge fabrics. The fabrics made on this machine cannot be replicated by new machinery.


The fabrics used on the Naked & Famous selvedge flannel are quite heavy, yet soft and delicate due to the weave of the fabric and the cottons used and thus cannot be made using traditional shuttle looms.