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A Happy Tote Bag Made from Leftover Cloth Born in the Process of Making Tweed Kimono
Inspires a burst of “warm fuzzy feelings and happy emotions” at the first touch

Made from leftover cloth born in the process of making tweed kimono, this tote bag is also eco-friendly. This new product was born as a new value proposal out of the desire to lovingly use up all the yarn and cloth that they design and is based on the Kimono culture of “Multigenerational Inheritance”.
Their passion for cherishing beautiful items and hope that they will be used and treasured for a long time is evident in the careful selection of color combinations for the outer and lining fabric, creating unique one-of-a-kind items.

Fully Appreciate Japanese Colors and Elegant Tweed Fabric

Made by the Kimono Artist, Sumire Ishioka, this simple and yet perpetually awe-inspiring pouch is made with Japanese colors on textile designs that maximizes the elegance of tweed fabric and brings out the true beauty of textiles.

Fancy Tweed, the Gem of Fabrics

Tweed is woven from multiple threads and its major advantage is the ability to embed beautiful color gradients into the fabric and the fabric’s innate elasticity.
Among the various types, fancy tweed is weaved horizontally and vertically from threads individually decorated with designs, creating a complex and fine textile with profound spatial depth and perspective.
A textile with an astonishing appearance and personality that evolves according to the fiber material and thread colors, it is truly the gem of fabrics.

■ Color: Multicolor, pastel colors, & off-white colors/3 colors total
■ Size: H40cmxW35cm (no thickness)
*All items are made individually by outfitters in Japan.
*The photo is for illustration purposes only. The actual fabric will be different.
If we run out of fabrics, it will be replaced with textile of a different design but the shape (and size) will be retained.
*Please note that actual colors of the product may differ depending on your browser's color settings.

How to Maintain *If stained, gently wipe it off with a damp well wrung-out cloth.
*Maximum weight limit is up to 2.0kg
Provenance: Hanamaki, Iwate

Sheep farming started in Iwate Prefecture during the Early Meiji period, then handloom weavers were imported from Scotland and it became a popular side business for the peasant farmers. At the factory here, artisans use improved vintage shuttle looms to slowly weave the threads into beautiful world-class tweed fabric that feature the soft and gentle texture of handspun and handwoven textile.

<SUMIRE ISHIOKA>

With a focus on textile design and while working on making and styling tweed kimonos, She created one-of-a-kind works of “art that become complete when adorned”. Charmed by the beautiful appearance of fancy tweed that evolves according to the different material and color of each string, she went on to develop her own original fabrics to make one-of-a-kind kimonos that fully utilize the unique character of each fabric. Through her eco-friendly activities, she continues to promote her philosophy of “weaving the strings of sympathy and enjoying the act of cherishing the beautiful things that we care most about”
Her accessories and miscellaneous products are made from fabric and threads left over in the process of making kimonos, based on the desire to “lovingly use up all the yarn and cloth that we design”. This is also a familiar concept in the kimono culture of “Multigenerational Inheritance” and is one of the messages the brand wants to send out to customers.

 

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