Hello everyone. Actually, I’ve been making a “Peaceful Cuisine” apron these last few months. and it’s finally finished, and the shopping site is ready to be launched as well, so I’ll put the link in the description. Please check it out. bye! Just kidding. There are a lot of features I’d like to explain about this apron, so I shot a video with the people who coordinated this opportunity, and actually made this apron. Please introduce yourself. My name is Kin, and I was the one who asked Takashima san whether he would like to make an original apron. I’m Amaji, and I own a towel brand called “thing fabrics”. We decided to make a toweling apron with “thing fabrics”. Could you explain to us about the brand? The company was established in August 2015, so it’s been almost 3 years. Where do you make your fabrics? We make them in Imabari which is located in Ehime prefecture. Fujiwara, a co-founder of the company and I originally started with the idea of making clothes with towels. Toweling is a very delicate material, and it is hard to meet the JIS terms for clothes we can wear outside, so we spent the first two years developing a new material from scratch with the local manufacturers. So you can’t use the material used in towels by itself for clothes? Yes. Its okay to use it for clothes to wear inside your house, but that’s it. You can’t wear it outside. And you finally developed an all new toweling material that you can wear outside? Yes. We had to test the material about 20 times. We were like “It failed again…” and again and again, but in the end, its sort of like cooking in that sense, we made our original “recipe” which could meet the JIS terms of wearing it outside. Actually I’m wearing it right now. It seems very comfortable. Can you show us the sample of the apron? Of course. This is the first sample. So there are two types. This one is made fully of toweling, even the strings. Yes. The strings on this one is fabric. Takashima san, which one did you prefer? To be honest, I couldn’t choose between the two at the meeting. that’s right. I remember we had to take a vote in the end. The votes were pretty close too. And in the end we decided the one with toweling strings were better. Is the length going to change from this point? The length of this sample is 40cm, but its going to be about 52cm. The length wasn’t enough for Takashima san, right? Right. I have the impression that it would be too feminine if it was short, so I willfully decided to make it longer. Don’t worry, we all agreed to that decision. So it’s going to be about 10cm longer? Yes. 12cm, to be precise. That was the longest we could make it. Is the embroidery also done in Imabari? Yes, it is. It’s a little obscure in this first sample, but it will be more visible in the actual product, right? That’s right. So this is the actual product. And this is the first sample. The length is shorter, and the pockets were in the middle, and the logo was embroidered here. The strings were cotton, but we used toweling in the product. The length is longer, and there is only one pocket, and we moved it here. The logo is also in a different place. There are 5 color types. This gray one, Navy, khaki beige, kinari, and red. This apron is made-to-order-only, and is going to be a limited time sale. So it’s going to take about a month for the product to arrive after you’ve ordered it. Its going to be on sale starting today, and there probably won’t be any resale, so I think the next 2 weeks are the only chance of buying this product. There isn’t any talk about a resale or selling it in a store, so if you want to buy it, or know more about it, please check out the link in the description. There’s one more thing I had to say. For those who actually bought this product, there’s a little gift from me. This is a picture I took in Hawaii last year. I’m going to make a postcard with this picture, and sent it to you with the product. Not this one, the bottom one. Is this one better…? Nah, I’ll go with this one. So a postcard made from this picture is going to be sent to you. Oh and this product can be shipped overseas as well. The shipping fees are a little bit pricy, but it can be sent to any country in the world, so please check out the link. That’s about it. Bye! We want to hear your first impression. I think this one looks better. It’s thinner then I thought. I asked my wife about this, and she said the fact that its made by toweling is really convenient, because you can just wipe your hands with it while cooking. She actually said she wants a longer version that covers the upper body. It would be really good if the upper half was cotton, and the other half was cotton. You really can’t see the logo when you put it on, so if the pocket is going to come here, maybe the logo could be around here, under the pocket. But if we’re going to change the pocket, then the logo might be better in a different place. What do you think? I think it’s good. I like that one too. I used to do karate, so I thought that one would be easier to tie. I didn’t know you used to do karate. I think women would like this one, because the materials are different, and that kind of looks cute. I personally like this one. It sort of looks like other aprons that are already out in the world. You may be right… I don’t think I’ve seen any product with toweling strings… Those who think this one is better, please raise your hands. Right, lets try taking a vote. 3. How about this one? The votes split in half. To be honest, this one (with the cotton strings) could be made elsewhere, but this type (with the toweling strings) can’t, and were the only ones that can produce this. But you were saying you like this one before. Yeah I was, but come to think of it, this one is more unique to “thing fabrics”.