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Far from mass production, all Loopwheeler products are made with fabric knitted by a machine called “Tsuri-Amiki”. Only a few of these slow rotating machines are operating in Japan today. They can only knit a metter of fabric per hour and produce an exceptionally soft and durable sweatshirt or t-shirt.
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Neighborhood was created in the early 90’s by Shinsuke Takizawa in Harajuku Tokyo. I love their overall kick-ass aesthetic. The branding is consistent, from their products to their stores and special releases. Their lines are inspired by the cultural references and stories that make me kick. They also branch out into very interesting projects, for example, SRL (Specimen Research Laboratory), a greenhouse and clothing line infused by the owner's fascination with exotic plants.