Shirayuki Fukin ltd has been producing Kaya fabric for many years. Kaya is a fabric originally used as a mosquito net and was often used in Japan.It was first used by upper-class society but gradually became more affordable and popular for common people in the Edo period (1603-1868).
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A story of Shirayuki Fukin
One day, the Grandmother of the Shirayuki family business, used the off-cuts of Kaya fabric to make some homemade dishcloths.She was fascinated by how good they were so soon started to give them to her friends and neighbors. They were well received and her friends loved them. That's how Japanese Fukin dishcloths were born. Shirayuki means snow-white in Japanese.
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.