You can’t say we don’t try our best to ensure our readers are informed and up to date on the goings-on in the world of niche denim. First, we published our chat with Director Devin Leisher about his film Weaving Shibusa, a rare documentary focusing on the somewhat mysterious world of the Japanese denim industry.
We followed that up with a notice of the films world premiere, presented by Self Edge, and here we are a third time to alert those that couldn’t make the premiere that the documentary is now available to buy and watch online.
The film is the first of its kind and lets the masters of the Japanese denim industry, including many prominent members of the Osaka 5, tell the tale in their own words. Self Edge sums frames the film as such:
“What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question; what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?”
Rent it for $6.99 or buy it for $9.99 on Vimeo.