World’s Finest Cashmere, since 1992, Aoyama Tokyo Japan
UTO was founded in 1992 at Aoyama, Tokyo as a knitwear company.
We have our own factory in Kitakami, Iwate prefecture, and are one of the very few knitwear companies that design, manufacture and sell directly to customers.
Our yarn is produced in Japan using only the finest quality cashmere from Inner Mongolia. We proudly take custom orders to create cashmere knitwear to suit each customer.
As a dedicated cashmere knitwear company, we strive to provide our customers with the best cashmere products at the right price. We use only the highest-grade cashmere yarn, scrutinize its purity, and knit our products as impeccably as possible.
Facts about Cashmere and Knitting
How to Care for Knitwear
Angel’s cashmere scarf is one of the early lines UTO has developed.
To make it softer and fluffier, we went through an extensive trial and error process, carefully choosing the right yarn collected from all over the world,
finding the exact way to knit the delicate yarn into a beautiful soft scarf with enough durability.
So much efforts were put into creating this one-of-a-kind heavenly touch cashmere.
Although ultralight, it’s different from “thin and skimpy”. Like goose down, it holds plenty of air and keeps your neck and face surprisingly warm.
You will know the difference the moment you touch it.
UTO is one of very few companies that offer made-to-order cashmere knits.
You can select from beautiful 24 colors, also add body length or sleeve length to fit your figure.
Feel free to ask us any questions about custom made options.
UTO CEO ; Toshikazu Uto
Born in Nagasaki, Japan, Uto loves to travel. As a professional travel coordinator, he arranged a variety of unique tours in the 70s, such as providing opportunities for amateur musicians to play abroad and planning events to visit European fashion scenes for those in the clothing industry. After being fascinated by the light and soft texture of cashmere, Uto changed careers to enter the knitwear industry. He learned about fashion and the knitwear industry through business with various countries including the UK, Italy, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. With the aim of providing the world’s best knitwear, Uto established his own company “bhf International” in 1992 which is located in Minami Aoyama Tokyo. The company name was changed to UTO in 2000. UTO then opened a factory in Yamanashi in 2005, and in 2011 moved it to Kitakami, Iwate to support the recovery of the local economy after the earthquake.