Japan-based Loopwheeler makes sweatshirts through a process which requires lots of manual labor and a machine called the loopwheel. Skilled craftsman attend to the machine at all times, which basically dishes out fabric that has very little overlay and bulk and lots of comfort and precision. One machine makes enough fabric daily to make 12 sweatshirts. Doesn’t seem like a whole because it isn’t. The time dedicated shows in the finish product.
To find Loopwheeler sweatshirts in the United States is a rarity though not impossible. If you’ve got connects overseas, we’d suggest directing them to SHIPS where you can pick one up in a trio of colorways for about $170 USD.
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