A unique texture that expresses the SETOUCHI
We call the curve spun by TIDE the "TIDE Pattern."
This TIDE Pattern expresses the ever-changing trends and unpredictable paths of life through our sewing techniques.
At TIDE, we want to be your partner that will make your individuality shine even more and stay close to the tide.
Features of TIDE
Sewing technology derived from gloves
Beautiful curves are created by carefully sewing intricately cut leather. This is where we make use of our glove sewing technique, which is our roots, and which does not show the seams.
A variety of parts spun by craftsmen
We carefully create a number of parts that can be daunting, little by little. Because mass production is not possible, we put the creator's thoughts into each product.
Japan's world-class manufacturing
All of our products are manufactured at our own factory in Higashikagawa City, Kagawa Prefecture, which has been in business for over 70 years, with a focus on domestic production. We will continue to take on challenges in order to change the tide of the sewing industry.
Materials carefully selected by TIDE
All materials that make up TIDE, including leather, lining, and metal fittings, are carefully selected one by one. We will introduce the main materials here.
Original shrink leather
At TIDE, we use different leathers for the TIDE Pattern and other parts.
By intentionally adding contrast, the beauty of the TIDE Pattern stands out and the overall design is balanced.
The TIDE Pattern part uses TIDE's original leather "TIDE-Shrink", which is characterized by its matte texture and beautiful grain, and the attached part uses "Phantom", which is characterized by its transparency and moderate firmness.
Both of these leathers are high-quality domestic cow leather tanned in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture.
“Because this is a bag you use every day, we want you to feel comfortable every time you touch the interior.”
With this in mind, TIDE selected the high-quality microlight suede silicone wash from among the many lining fabrics available.
Woven using ultra-fine threads washed with silicone liquid, the fabric is extremely soft to the touch and has a nice texture.
TIDE uses the highest quality domestically produced metal fittings.
Nickel coating is applied to maintain the beautiful silver shine for a long time.
In particular, the handles (slider metal fittings) used in the product are original, made from molds and engraved with the brand.
By creating a recess that resembles the brand's motif of the moon, we have achieved both the expression of the brand identity and ease of grasping.
This is a carefully crafted part that incorporates the beautiful curves that characterize TIDE.
Why TIDE is made to order
Why TIDE is made to order
Our products are made up of a huge number of parts, including TIDE Pattern. Also, since it is highly difficult and only a few craftsmen can make it, there is a limit to the number that can be made.
In order to eliminate waste in production quantities and to be able to produce items with the person who will receive them in mind, TIDE's signature line is made to order for a limited period of three days at the end of each month .
A-BAN KOUGEI CO.,LTD
A-BAN KOUGEI have been in business for over 70 years.
TIDE is produced mainly in our own workshop in Higashikagawa City, Kagawa Prefecture, facing the Seto Inland Sea.
With a good balance of skilled craftsmen and young talent, we are carving out history every day in order to leave technology in this area while enhancing each other.
With our warm hands, we create products that will remain in your heart.
Thank you for reading.
Since our founding, we have gone through various transitions to overcome the tides of each era.
In the process, there have been the hesitations, struggles, and above all, the strong feelings of our predecessors who ran through those times.
Just as there is our own story, there is the path that only you have taken and the future that lies ahead. That path is surely not straight, but curved, intricate like a tideway.
TIDE will continue to be your partner in this challenge.