Established in 1926, Sankei Meriyasu, the parent company of DubbleWorks, started as a manufacturer of athletic wear and gym uniforms, even supplying the Imperial House of Japan with gear.
All production, from spinning yarn to sewing seams, is done on-site at Dubbleworks’ factories in Osaka, located in the Kansai region of Japan. Dubbleworks is one of the last of its kind: an outpost of Osaka’s textile spinning days, a small remnant of a fading industry.
The factories use Marudo knitting machines. The unique signature of Marudo machines is their lack of side seams: because these machines create tubular fabrics, craftsmen only have to cut the fabric once, horizontally. Though this production method takes longer, it results in garments with unparalleled comfort, quality, and style.