This contemporary design "Tokyo Matcha" designed by Hannah Waldron give a modern edge to the traditional furoshiki, and look stunning as a scarf.
“Arriving in Tokyo city in that magic time between night and day, our train meanders through a tetris like metropolis, we become enveloped in a world of blocks, but as we look more we begin to see the traces of times past. Windows appear to flicker on and off, as people come and go, the city that never sleeps welcomes us with its glow.”
— Hannah Waldron.
Hannah Waldron — Collaboration Designer
Hannah Waldron is an artist working predominantly with textile-led installation, currently based in Cornwall in the UK.
Furoshiki is a square piece of cloth or fabric traditionally used to wrap and or to transport items for over a thousand years in Japan. The first furoshiki was used during the Nara period (AD 710 to 794). While the name has changed, the form has been handed down without much change. It is a traditional Japanese cultural item created by the thoughtful wisdom of the Japanese people.
Furoshiki usage declined in the post-war period, in large part due to the proliferation of paper and plastic bags available to shoppers. In recent years, however, it has seen a renewed interest as environmental protection has become a greater concern.
Nowadays, Furoshiki is used in many different ways. You can wrap and tie each corner to suit the size and shape of the contents within. In this way, it is very useful to carry items. It also has become increasingly popular for gift wrapping.
It is light, compact, washable and reusable. It can be used in so many ways!!
We can’t wait to share all our ideas of how to use them with you. Furoshiki will become a MUST have in your sustainable living lifestyle.
Made by Link Collective
Link produces contemporary furoshiki textiles through our network of artists and designers from around the world. They aim to cross cultures and generations by creating beautiful and functional products, merging international design with traditional Japanese production methods with Master craftsmen's many years of knowledge.
Each design is printed by hand onto premium cotton giving a soft feel and elegant drape, then the edges are carefully hand rolled and sewn by a family-owned business with over 50 years experience in furoshiki production in Kyoto.