POLS is a modern textile brand that came into creation in 2015 with a collaboration between textile designer Kanako Kajiwara, and the well-established dyeing and textile maker Maruman, which was founded in 1901. Maruman specialises in dyeing techniques in which the yarn is dyed before being woven, instead of afterwards.
With a wealth of experience and rich knowledge from their parent company’s century of working with textiles, POLS now want to embark on a new adventure. They aim to create new artistic works while communicating the beauty of accessible, modern textiles.
POLS will be exhibiting interior design and fashion items that demonstrate the joy that can be had with textiles. These items were created with jacquard, a technique that offers endless opportunities for experimentation.
Their 2018 A/W collection takes as its theme ‘Dreams of rebirth’. They expressed this with a pattern that takes advantage of jacquard’s unique ability to layer patterns upon one another, overlapping abstract images representing the changing figure of an insect as it transforms from a transparent larvae to its final state.