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:



Our aikidogis are carefully designed with a lot of love for details: the jackets have no back seam, allow for a great freedom to move and feature ribbons inside the jacket to hold it tight. The pants are available with drawstring waistband or with elastic waistband. Double lining from above the knees downwards allow for smooth suwariwaza.

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sashiko, hishizashi and waffle fabrics

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’s aikido jackets.

For the prototypes, we used waffle fabric made from organic cotton. Many aikidoist who tried on the prototypes loved this fabric: it is light and strong, a bit elastic and very absorbent: perfect for summer training and for travelling to aikido seminars. Thus, we kept the light jackets in our collection and made many clients happy.

The pants are made of twill. All the fabrics are very robust and at the same time offer the soft touch of cotton.

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.

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.


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.

size chart: 160 cm s: 160 cm m; 170 cm s; 170 cm m; 170 cm l; 180 cm s; 180 cm m; 180 cm l; 190 cm m
Our sizes for a perfect fit

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.

How to select your size

Select the body height and body shape that is the closest to yours.  If a uniform usually fits well, you can go for a medium size. Pants length is perfect for practitioners wearing no hakama. If you wear a hakama, you might prefer shorter pants: simply select a shorter size. Shrinkage has been taken into account by us during production. You don’t need to select a larger size than yours.

If you are not sure which one to select, you can proceed in three ways:

1. Compare the measures of your current dogi with ours

Our uniforms have these measures

measures jacket length jacket width sleeve lenght pants lenght pants width
160 slim 78 cm 50 cm 65 cm 83 cm 50 cm
160 medium 79 cm 54 cm 66 cm 84 cm 54 cm
170 slim 82 cm 54 cm 70 cm 93 cm 50 cm
170 medium 83 cm 58 cm 71 cm 94 cm 54 cm
170 large 85 cm 63 cm 74 cm 95 cm 58 cm
180 slim 86 cm 58 cm 75 cm 99 cm 54 cm
180 medium 87 cm 63 cm 76 cm 100 cm 54 cm
180 large 89 cm 67 cm 79 cm 101 cm 58 cm
190 medium 90 cm 65 cm 78 cm 109 cm 54 cm


2. Measure your body circumference

Measure your largest body circumference (around your chest, your waist or your hips. Ideally, ask a friend to measure you. If you have no measuring tape, you can use your aikido belt and measure the length with a ruler). Now, make folllowing little math exercise:

(your max. body circumference +6cm) /2 = ….

The result is your (minimal) pants/jacket width. For example, if your hips are 94cm. 94+6=100. 100/2=50. You can go for a size “170 cm slim” jacket. To fit under your hakama, choose size “160 cm slim” pants.

If you have a short upper body and long legs, you may chose a shorter jacket and longer pants.

3. Let us know – We are happy to help you

If you are still not sure or don’t have the time right now, don’t hesitate to simply select any size that could fit, proceed with your order and write an order note (there is an opportunity after entering your address). We will be happy to contact you at a later point in time and help you to chose the right size. Please contact us before ordering if you are not sure that any size will fit.

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.