Our Story

Fresh, rare, raw.

It's what we stand for and what inspired us to start Nama Denim in 2013. In Japanese "nama" means raw, fresh or rare. We made our mark with Japanese raw selvedge denim and continue to adhere to the 'nama' way.  

Three generations of expertise.

The right fabric is the beginning of great style.  With a family history of textile trading from Japan, we knew we wanted our brand to be based off excellent materials.  Having previously focused our endeavours as traders we realised that times are changing and wanted to add value, with all our expertise it just made sense to create a brand.  Our fabric expertise and sourcing connections are second to none, we therefore knew that creating a brand would give us a strong competitive advantage in providing our customers with the best materials at a very fair price.    

Japanese selvedge denim, vintage machines, heritage design aesthetic.

The perspective is a unique one: Indian ancestry, born in Kobe, Japan and brought up in Bangkok, Thailand.  This story didn't just arise, having been brought up in front of textiles and garments throughout this feels more like destiny rather than a dream.  Our fabrics are sourced directly from Japanese mills with a speciality in denim, indigo or aizome.  Our production and design studio is located in downtown Bangkok.  Everything is manufactured in-house on vintage sewing machines providing a different aesthetic than your everyday mass produced piece of clothing.   

What makes Nama Denim unique.

Thanks to our experience in textiles and manufacturing we are able to control our entire supply chain. That means our quality goes beyond your average pair of globally branded raw denims, but our price tag doesn't come near it.  The fact that everything is made in-house makes all our clothes really special.  Our workshop is small, our artisans produce garments day by day, piece by piece with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship.  Our operation is family like, we respect and look after one another and hope you all enjoy our thoughtfully designed clothes.