SLOW MADE IN JAPAN
Made with a mindful effort to achieve Sustainability and Circular Fashion.
Established in 1950 as a sewing house, nest Robe is a small environmentally conscious brand. Our garments are meticulously designed and crafted locally in Japan using fine natural materials, mostly linen.
Our brand philosophy focuses on conscious, sustainable, and circular fashion based on “MONOZUKURI,” a Japanese cultural term describing the traditional approach to producing quality products with precise attention to detail and with the experience and expertise of artisans.
Our slower, more mindful approach utilizes natural materials and environmentally friendly processes for production without compromise. Our goal is to create high-quality and timeless fashion pieces through MONOZUKURI and to ensure that our customers are acquiring a truly sustainable product.
We have strong long-term relationships with local partner factories whose valued experienced artisans and textile experts fundamentally understand the ethos of our brand.
All of our original garments are crafted from nearly 100% natural materials, and we strive to minimize excess in stock by making products in limited quantity. We offer expert mend and repair service for garments with nest Robe/CONFECT labels to extend the longevity of our customers’ clothing. We are happy to fix older garments as long as we can find the materials to do so. This is also part of our dedication to sustainable fashion.
We are advancing toward reducing any harmful environmental impact from our production process. We have recently developed an original upcycled yarn — "UPCYCLELINO" — made from the 100% linen fabric waste blended with organic virgin cotton fiber. Then we produce garments with this special yarn. If there is waste from the blended fabric, we use it to produce upcycled garment hangers.
At our own primary sewing factory, we use alternative energy consisting of self-generated solar power, and have introduced low-power, energy-saving LEDs for the factory lighting. We use energy-efficient boilers at our dye house—where large amounts of hot water are used in the dyeing process—to significantly reduce energy consumption.
We have also switched to the most advanced washing/bleaching machine, made in Spain with eco-certified e-Flow technology. Using ozone, this reduces water consumption by 95%, energy consumption by 40%, and harmful chemicals by 90%. In addition, our stone washing process is eco-friendlier with our original recycled and reusable resin stones, rather than pumice stones, which produce grit waste.
Our retail stores are all built using mainly natural biodegradable materials such as wood, stone, and diatom soil, and our stores use LEDs for lighting. We offer no disposable bags to our customers. Instead, we make several kinds of paper eco-bags and reusable canvas eco-bags available. Customers are asked to either purchase one of our eco-bags for their shopping or bring their own bags.
Our paper eco-bags are made of recycled paper officially certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®, an international forest management certification called FSC®. Our reusable canvas eco-bags carry the Eco Mark given by the Japan Environment Association. The Eco Mark is attached only to products recognized as having a low environmental impact throughout the life cycle from "production" to "disposal" and considered useful for environmental conservation, and which have passed strict standards. The Japan Environment Association has signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with an organization that manages overseas environmental labels so as to promote mutual certification.
Our online stores use biodegradable biomass plastic bags made of plant-derived materials for packing online purchases.
Our various efforts toward sustainable circular fashion can definitely make a change if we continue staying environmentally conscious. We pledge to keep striving for the lowest possible environmental impact in our production and operations.