Furoshiki are traditionally used in Japan to wrap and carry goods. Originated in the Nara period in the 8th century, the Furoshiki practice is now adopted by eco-conscious consumers around the world as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags and wrapping paper. Learn how to wrap with Furoshiki in this bog post!
Japanese towels are consistently rated amongst the best towels in the world, but industry jargon and lack of transparency can make them tricky to navigate for beginners. Here is a guide to picking the perfect Japanese towel, from the most absorbent fabrics to the craftsmanship details to look for.
With public areas and work places reopening, plus the beautiful weather alluring, face masks are probably your most important accessories this season. We put together this list of resources to purchase, donate, or DIY your own face masks, all from small businesses and non-profits that promote eco-friendly products, support underprivileged communities, and give back to their local first responders and neighbors in need.
Today, our affection for natural dye is undergoing a resurgence, not only because of it’s eco-friendly properties, but also for the special tones and effects, as well as the craft-making heritage it carries along.