The anti-bacterial iaido uniform Sayaka is made with a polyester fabric that has been mixed with deocell fibers. Because of this, the uniform is excellent to wear during summer as it is lightweight, sweat absorbing and quick-drying. It also prevents unwanted bacterial growth and odor, keeping your gi and hakama hygienic and clean for a longer period of time.
The deocell fibers are made from a natural cellulose which does not cover the odors up, but actively dissolves and eliminates them thanks to it's anti-bacterial properties. It does this by breaking up the ammonia chemicals which are present in sweat, neutralizing the odors. Because it is a natural cellulose fiber it's very delicate on the skin as it has a natural PH which is close to the PH of human skin, and does not release any dangerous substances. It also does not need any specific treatments to keep it's characteristics, and thus the fabric will keep it's anti-bacterial properties even after repeated cleaning and use.
The gi is tailored using the traditional kimono tailoring technique called "okumi", which prevents it from becoming un-tucked from the hakama, keeping your appearance dignified and elegant through your keiko.
The hakama also feature inner-stitched pleats, to prevent them from losing their shape and also makes it a breeze to wash and fold your hakama.