All the items in Natural Slow Inc.’s HOUSE series, is made of characteristic polyhedron shapes, with a pentagon bottom. So we have created a pentagon mat, to fit perfectly into our HOUSE series items. We have been particular, not only of the shape, but material-wise also. We have selected a variety of seasonal cover materials, to be offered in limited production.
For this season, we have selected a cotton fabric manufactured in Mikawa area, Japan.
The Gamagori region in the Mikawa area, is where the cotton industry first took root in Japan. It had developed as an area of textile where specialized craftsmen gather.
On the other hand, it has a relatively warm climate, fit for growing cotton and therefore, almost every village used to grow cotton. Being highly durable, warm, hygroscopic as well as pleasant to touch, in the Meiji era, their cotton textiles became renown throughout Japan under the “Mikawa Cotton” brand name as ‘high quality cotton textiles’. This tradition still lives on, today.