Do you know the estimated value of unused Japanese Kimonos currently just kept in drawers that may never be worn again?
It’s 40 trillion yen 💴 (£300 billion)!!! 👘 (according to Lifet Select ltd research).
It’s not so often but there are still some occasions to wear a kimono in Japan such as school graduations, weddings and the ‘coming of age ceremony’ (20years old) for example. They’re often worn at funerals too.
There are some complex meanings to each pattern, design, fabric and colours on each Kimono.
Nobility and so on
We definitely inherit this beautiful Japanese culture.
Japanese Aizome (indigo dyeing) is characterized by a deep blue color that is also called “Japan blue”.
Some of our products are made from beautiful off-cuts, up cycled from natural plant dye fabric as well as AIZOME fabric by using Shibori (Tie dye) technique.
It’s the luxurious fabric that goes for anything such as clothes, blankets, beddings, hand towels, tea towels, napkins and fabric wrapping!
Why linen ?
It isn’t only strong fabric but also absorbent and it dries quickly. It is comfortable to wear in hot weather or in cold weather as it keeps moisture too. Also linen fabric becomes softer and suppler with every wash.
Linen is made from the flax plant and the process of producing linen uses much less water than it does to make the same amount of cotton. Actually it can grow with only rainwater so it is a eco-friendly alternative to cotton.
Also It doesn’t require pesticides. The flax plant grows without it. Now you can see how the process of producing linen is sustainable.
As it is made from the natural fibres of the flax plant, it is biodegradable.
Are you a linen lover now? #linenlovers
We are always looking to introduce the world to Japanese eco-friendly goods and products new and old.
Japanese culture and their traditional practices aren’t only delicate and subtle but also practical and convenient in everyday life.
Focussing on an ethical lifestyle and zero waste living, we aim to revisit and revive traditional Japanese practices that even many Japanese people have forgotten about today. That’s how Eco Japan was born.
We can do something to help the world’s environmental crisis by discovering Japanese goods old and new and encouraging a focus on quality long-lasting products with sustainability, zero waste and ethical practice at the heart of our living.
We are introducing and producing eco-friendly Japanese products.
Japan is famous for its contrast of old and new. One of the world’s most technologically advanced countries whilst also steeped in tradition. A modern society yet filled with ancient practices still found in daily life.
Our aim is to shine a spotlight onto these traditional Japanese craft products. Highlighting natural, eco-friendly products and practices that can enrich your everyday life.