Visiting Production Sites – Turkey Journey Report



The fabrics for our dogis are not readily available on the market. They have never been produced in organic quality. A first piece of organic canvas for aikido pants was ordered in July 2014 from a Turkish weaving mill. We took the chance to assist the “coming out” of our canvas and visit the different production sites near Izmir.

We were so lucky to have the first piece of fabric produced for Misogi Dogi in early October 2014, just in time to enjoy the opulent white gold on the Aegean cotton fields. The timing also coincided with a conference of the international organic cotton community in Istanbul, where I got first-hand insights in the current situation and challenges of this still young organic cotton sector.

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