Rare native cotton species are blended to the customer’s preferences
Moriseimenjyo constantly handles 10 varieties of cotton, including rare local varieties, and blends these according to specific needs and purposes. For instance, long-fiber cotton is used in quilts for that snug feeling while firmer, short-fiber cotton is used in Futon mattresses. For Zabuton cushions, a firm cotton stabilizes the body and prevents fatigue. Moriseimenjo’s strength lies in its discerning eye and technical skills that take into consideration the usage, the climate of the region where it will be used, and local preferences.
Increasing overseas demand for plant-based luxury bedding
While an inexpensive and efficient solution for mass production, machine manufacturing can only produce standardized products. Custom-made futon makers like Moriseimenjyo are rare indeed. Cotton futons made entirely from vegetable-based materials are soaring in popularity, especially among vegans who shun wool, down, and synthetic fibers. Traditional Japanese bedding is expanding into foreign markets while also meeting their demand.