Hitoori is a collective of artisans.
We focus on new methods of craftsmanship while preserving traditional techniques to deliver new creations made with designs that are uniquely ours and not available anywhere else, to as many people as possible, as a means to pass on clerical robes and traditions.
History of Founder
After graduating from an apparel design school, Hayashi worked for Wacoal and the Triumph Design Technology Center for ten years respectively, where she provided sewing technique instructions and performed CAD operations.
When Triumph relocated to Tokyo, Hayashi saw that as an opportunity for her to utilize her past experiences and enter into the industry of clerical robes, for which she had no prior knowledge at all but was keenly interested in.
For the next ten years she studied clerical robes while continuing to provide technical instructions, as well as preparing tailoring patterns and specifications.
She launched the business in October 2007 with the desire to make full use of her past experiences.
Hitoori: Mitsue Hayashi