Nuno embraces new technologies and strives to break away from popular aesthetics. This allows unforeseen accidents to be an exciting and welcome part of the process. Their textiles are meant to speak a universal language along with telling their own personal story. Through touch and sight, the printed fabrics ensure calmness and send a message of beauty.

Since 1984, Nuno has been on an extensive journey developing their bold designs and striving to break free of existing aesthetics. Combining traditional weaving techniques with state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing technologies, the special production processes behind each of NUNO’s unique designs rely heavily on the expertise of Japan’s highly-skilled artisans. The design itself must have a strong presence, encouraging the wearer to become an active participant in the creative process and bring the fabric to life.

Since 2008, NUNO has been committed to reducing waste from the spinning and milling processes. One big project focuses on making use of kibiso, the protective outer surface of silk cocoons, typically discarded as too tough to loom. NUNO has refined kibiso down to a thickness that allows automatic machine looming, resulting in a whole line of new fabrics, most of which have normal silk warps and kibiso wefts.

NUNO textiles are incredibly beautiful to look at and handle, but are also practical; the textiles frequently combine inherent properties of natural yarns with synthetic fibres and traditional techniques with the very latest advances in technology. Examples of NUNO fabrics have been included in many international exhibitions and are held in the permanent collections of 25 major museums worldwide, including The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.