MAEKAKE, which are traditional Japanese workwear, has been used for over 200 years. By tying the strap around the waist, workers can protect their backs. ANYTHING still uses looms that are more than 100 years old to weave richly textured, indigo fabric for our MAEKAKE. With its retro feel, it has recently gained in popularity – used as a uniform or as kitchen and outdoor wear.

Founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Kazuhiro Nishimura, Anything has been making maekake since 2004. The company still uses the traditional method of production in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, which is the last and only remaining place of production in Japan. It is home to nine shuttle looms that were made over 100 years ago, continuing to make authentic, high-quality MAEKAKE for people in Japan and around the world.

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