Partner up with nature and introduce aesthetic inspiration of fluidity into life.
An unwavering pursuit of craftsmanship
Conceived upon shimmering lakes, tranquil forests and snowcapped mountains – MANITO’s origin in Vancouver began with an intention to advocate for nature. Our founders, Mr Kenmuir and the Zhang Family, sought to continue a lineage of meticulous artistry working with mulberry silk and weaving it with sophisticated functional luxury.
The second skin of the human body
In his years consulting for businesses in different industries, Mr Kenmuir’s deep appreciation for mulberry silk derived from an opportunity to work with a Japanese cosmetic brand. Comprised of natural protein fibres such as keratin and collagen, while rich with 18 types of amino acids – the benefit of silk is known as “the second skin of the human body”. Its transformational healing properties were the perfect prescription to alleviate skin issues experienced by baby boomers such as Mr Kenmuir himself.
A luxury home collection
His personal insight drew him towards a partnership with the Zhang family, whose devotion to silk was cultivated through the legacy of becoming one of the most influential silk maker families in China. From planting mulberry trees and raising silkworms to establishing a silk reeling factory, the insistence on excellence is deeply rooted in the Zhang family legacy. Together in 2008, they developed a luxury home collection unrivalled in excellence for MANITO’s launch, lavishly fashioned with only mulberry silk – a breathtaking aspiration to elevate sleep quality whilst leveraging the benefits of skin improvement and hair rejuvenation.
True luxury lies in the perfect balance between respect for nature’s intelligence and an unwavering pursuit of craftsmanship, it is at this intricate intersection where MANITO was born. Today, we continue to draw from these roots, arriving at the pinnacle of what we strive for in our bedding, clothing and accessories. From our exclusive Soft Light® fabric to the innovative silk blends, MANITO’s artistry yields timeless designs that sensuously embrace and drape the bodies of our prestigious clientele. By honoring the vitality of nature, we transform earth’s gifts into fine aesthetics of daily life. Our future is to emerge from the margins of the home, becoming a sentiment to the sensuous experiences. And, it is here where our wings are spread beyond the embellishments of our cocoon and into the infinity of life’s Silk Moments.
Experience transparency, for a more sustainable future
MANITO is certified by OEKO – TEX® STANDARD 100 and MADE IN GREEN. OEKO – TEX® STANDARD 100 is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. OEKO – TEX® MADE IN GREEN is a traceable product label for textiles that have been manufactured in environmentally friendly facilities under safe and socially responsible working conditions. OEKO – TEX® standards enable everyone to make responsible decisions and protect natural resources. Discover our products here and trace their entire textile value added.