Messenger Bag / 2
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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
This product is made from damaged or disused obi fabrics.
The Nishijin textile has a long history, which is why it is designed in a way that allows the design to be incorporated into the modern age.
The Messenger Bag can be adjusted to a belt width that reduces the burden on the shoulder, so it can be used in a variety of ways, such as slung over the shoulder or on the diagonal.
The material may vary depending on the product, so please check the quality.
When did these crafts start to craft?：1200 years ago / 800AD / Heian period in Japan
The origins of Nishijin textiles date back to the 5th and 6th centuries. It is said that foreigners settled in Kyoto and introduced silkworm and silk weaving techniques, giving birth to today's Nishijin textiles. Nishijin is a Japanese word meaning "west camp" and the name Nishijin-ori was given because the place where the artisans settled was just where west side military was located during the wars of that era.
N's 818 / Yusuke Maeda
"Bringing beauty and elegance to everyday life"
N's 818 is a collection of one-of-a-kind items made from Nishijin textile obi fabrics that incorporate the Japanese aesthetic of subtraction to find the external and internal beauty of wabi-sabi.
The development of items is based on the philosophy of universal and eclectic craftsmanship that incorporates social issues and SDGs for "craftsmen, the times, the environment, materials, and customers".
"Pleasure in revolution of tradition"
In this age of continuous technological development, a wide variety of materials, machines, and AI have been created.
However, in our region, craftsmen are still making things today using traditional techniques, preserving the beauty of their craftsmanship.
In this brand, we believe that the beauty and warmth of analog objects can only be created by human beings, and we will continue to transmit this belief.
We are working to grow a brand that can share new values with everyone.
Your Contribution to Craftsman
Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!
Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?
As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!
We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about three months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.