Our Gi

made with passion


Made with passion

The Misogi Dogi uniform has been carefully designed with a lot of love for details. We listened to the preferences of the aikido community. We explored the various aspects and functionalities. We tested a series of innovative options. And we are very proud of the result. Have a look:


According to our survey results and our observation on the tatami, most of us like to wear a single layer, light-medium weight judogi style uniform with a jacket made of rice grain (sashiko) and diamond (hishizashi) canvas. These fabrics were not available in organic cotton and have been weaved exclusively for Misogi Dogi.

For the prototypes, we used waffer fabric. Many aikidoist who tried on the prototypes loved this fabric: it is light and strong, a bit elastic and very absorbent. Thus, we kept the light jackets in our collection and made many clients happy.

Misogi Dogi uniforms are made of partially bleached cotton to achieve a beautiful, soft white tone while maintaining a high fiber quality. Because whatever the method used, the more a fabric is bleached, the more the fiber quality diminishes.

Misogi Dogi uniforms are made of GOTS certified organic cotton fabric. GOTS is the world wide leading certification for sustainable textiles: all along the supply chain, from the cotton seed to the finishing mill, only environmental friendly, natural methods are used to grow the cotton and produce the fabric, without genetically modified organisms and without harmful chemicals.

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The aikido community is very diverse: from the athletic young lad to the soft and round auntie, her super tall and slim sister, the stronger-than-ever uncle and the grandpa in his best shape. We developed a system of 10 sizes covering not only different body sizes, but also taking into account various body shapes: for each body size (160cm – 170cm – 180cm – 190cm), you can chose between slim, medium and large. (Size chart with measures is featured on our webshop). You can always select jacket and pants sizes separately. This allows for advanced aikidoist to combine their optimal jacket size with shorter pants, such as to keep them hidden under the hakama.


We too hate to see our uniforms shrink in our washing machines. We requested the weaving mills to do their best to avoid any fabric shrinkage after delivery. However, it seems to be inevitable that this kind of cotton fabrics shrink. We have thus adapted the cut to ensure the best fit after washing.

A Misogi Dogi uniform can be washed at 60°C. We recommend not to do it too often to preserve the fabric and the environment. If your training was intense, the best is to wash your uniform immediately at a low temperature. But every now and then and particularly after a few days of seminar without washing opportunity, a laundry at 60°C may be necessary and shall be alright.

Price & Costs

We aim at a fair price. One way to express this is by setting a single price independently of the size you chose: size ‘190cm large’ costs the same as a ‘160cm slim’. Because, should someone pay more because she or he happened to grow bigger? No. We love you just the way you are.

We also aim at cost transparency. This is how we calculated the price of an aikidogi:

cost calculation behind an aikidogi

These categories include:

  • fabric: fabrics and labels
  • sewing: sewing
  • logistics and taxes: further production costs such as for shipping the fabric to the workshop, import and export taxes, shipping the gis to the stock in Switzerland etc.
  • development: design development, fabric agent fees, producing prototypes, setting up the communication including the website, coaching fees
  • administration: communication, customer relationship, hosting the website, bank fees, bookkeeping, taxes etc.
  • risk: a small buffer for surprise situations

The price was set low compared to production costs to stay accessible to a majority of aikidoists. It covers mostly external costs and hardly covers any of the work by the core team for Misogi Dogi. All founders are making a living from their further professional activities. This means Misogi Dogi is not economically sustainable as of today, which is not surprising for a start up.

Misogi Dogi is a social business aiming first of all at creating non-monetary value: offer aikido equipment that is in line with the spirit of aikido and raise awareness that there are many ways to take the aikido spirit beyond the tatami mats. If you have any question related to price and costs, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Misogi Dogi uniforms are mainly made in Europe. A wonderful family business in Bosnia, also producing fashion for small designers, assembles the uniforms. The fabrics are weaved in mills located in Austria, Czech Republic and Turkey. These mills bought the yarn from Germany or Turkey. The organic cotton was grown and hand-picked on fields in Turkey, India and Kirgistan. We have visited the Turkish producers, the Austrian weaving mill and the Bosnian manufacture. You can read the reports on our blog.