The Gi is made of indigo-dyed cotton fabric (#10.000), tightly woven to give it high stability. At the same time the cotton is specially treated to soften the keikogi, making it more comfortable. This way it is possible for the Gi to adapt to the body and its movements. The gi is pre-washed in a special washing cycle to fixate the indigo colour and, consequently, as long as the gi is hand-washed and dried in the shade, it will not shrink.
As with all our deluxe Gi, the bottom third of the Gi consists of soft quilting for better comfort. All seams are covered with an extra layer of soft tissue, therefore enforcing the durability and enhancing the wear comfort by minimising friction with the skin.
The Gi is especially well-suited for advanced Kendoka, given their greater training intensity.
New clothes lose colour while washing and in the training. This is a sign of a high qualitied clothes. Our clothes in Deluxe Quality are dyed with natural inidigo dyes according to the traditional japanese style.
You can wash both Hakama and Gi by hand in water at a very low temperature.
Tip: In order to keep the folds of the Hakama after washing it, just follow this procedure.
Before washing, fold the Hakama (see how here). Put it in the tub and wash it by trampling on it like traditional winepresses do. Once it is done, carefully open the folds and hang it on a line to dry. Take it off before it is completely dry and fold it back, then press it with books and leave it to dry. It will then look like perfectly ironed!
Find further tips at our Kendoinfothek:
Folding the Hakama: [more]
Putting on the Hakama: [more]
Folding the Gi: [more]