NORO CO., LTD. is a yarn producer located in the province Aichi
in Japan. Founded more than 30 years ago by Eisaku Noro, it has
established its own production technologies ranging from materials
well as its
network and practices. With its top-class brands of hand knitting
yarn, "NORO", and machine knitting yarn, "EISAKU
NORO," the company has been expanding its distribution channels
in the global market.
NORO will wholeheartedly continue to create wool yarn so that
the products they make with care and devotion constantly provide
a pleasant surprise and great impression among knitting
lovers in Japan and throughout the world.
company's success has its roots in the artistic and individual
approach of Eisaku Noro to producing yarns.
selection of raw materials is the first step. Noro insists on
using, with only a few exceptions, natural fibres of the highest
quality which meet certain ecological requirements as well.
Creative work during yarn development
next step after selecting the raw materials is composing
the yarn and its shades. One of the possible pathes of life
for Eisaku Noro in his youth were an artistic
education. But though he was a gifted painter he decided to
become an artist in yarns instead. His artistic talent is reflected
in the color compositions of his outstanding yarns.
last important step is the actual production of the yarns.
Noro's philosophy is to do as much as possible by hand and
not by machine to preserve the natural characteristics of the
fibres. The usage of chemicals is reduced to the absolutely
necessary minimum. Noro has an eye on energy saving during
production as well, for example through minimizing processing
time in energy-consuming machines.
outcome of all this thoughts and practical steps are yarns with
extraordinary colours and wonderful grip and texture which are
unique throughout the world.
peparation of carding
Eisaku Noro Ltd. and its founder have to say about the production
process, used raw materials, ecologocial aspects, and the biography
of Eisaku Noro himself, goes beyond the scope of this website. (But you can get a small glimpse if you look at our video link on the References page...)
we are happy to offer you a 27-page excerpt from one of
latest publications by Noro which covers these topics in great
detail, enriched by wonderful photos.
Noro (sitting) while creating new colours
European distributor of Noro machine knitting yarns, responsible
for this website, is Klaus Koch, head of his sales agency of
the same name: Handelsagentur
Klaus Koch. Mr. Koch works successfully in the yarn
industry for more than four decades. You can find more information
about him and
his company at his (only German) website.