MAYUCA® features "scale" processing similar to cashmere



Silk is a natural material made by pinching threads from the cocoons of silk moths (larvae). It has a long history, and it is said that silk fabrics began to be made in China about 4,000 years ago. It has a unique luster and supple texture, and has long been loved by noble people. In addition to the graceful appearance and texture, it is also an excellent material for practical use as clothing. It has excellent moisture absorption and desorption, breathability, and heat retention, so it has the advantage of being cool in summer and warm in winter, and is gentle on bare skin and less likely to cause rashes and contact dermatitis *. In addition, it has become clear in recent years that the components of silk are close to the components that make up human skin and can be expected to have useful effects. It is used in.

On the other hand, due to its delicate nature, it is vulnerable to moisture, making it difficult to wash, and vulnerable to friction. Toyoboshi's MAYUCA® is a processing technology that overcomes the weaknesses of silk as much as possible by utilizing the spinning experience of cashmere.

Washable silk proposed by Toyoboshi, who knows all about cashmere

MAYUCA is a special protein coating technology unique to Toyoboshi.
There are many types of washable silk on the market, but MAYUCA® silk yarn is a hybrid fiber with a function similar to cashmere scale (scale-like cuticle).

Cashmere scale

Silk pseudo scale


MAYUCA® processing technology points

  1. By adding a pseudo-scale, minute protrusions of fibers that silk does not have are added, creating a bulge in the thread and making it possible to wash due to its shrink-proof property.
  2. By using hydrophobic hard protein for the coating material that composes the pseudo scale, the firmness and elasticity of the fiber is increased.
  3. Cashmere absorbs and desorbs moisture by opening and closing its scale, and MAYUCA® has evolved into a breathable fiber as well.
  4. By modifying the surface, we have achieved a softer feel.

MAYUCA® takes silk one step further for clothing with its unique technology
We would appreciate it if you could give it a try and comment on any points you noticed. 

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* Allergic symptoms may appear depending on your constitution. Should you observe any abnormalities on your skin, discontinue use and consult a doctor if necessary.

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