90x90cm, 100% silk-cotton, made in Japan.
Also available in grey and dark blue.
My first time in Japan I discovered furoshiki when I first met Kyoko, the founder of the Link Collective, who produce these wonderful printed cloth squares. Kyoko was in her first year of launching Link and I was in the planning stages of Quill London. We found ourselves on exactly the same wavelength and talked endlessly about our plans and ideas. We have only known each other for a year but it feels like forever - Kyoko and I even ran a furoshiki pop-up together in New York last December.
So what is it all about? Furoshiki (pronounced fu-ro-shki) is a unique yet quintessential Japanese wrapping cloth. The beauty of the furoshiki is in its versatility...use it to gift wrap a present, carry bottles of wine to a dinner party, tie it into a handbag or wear it a scarf, use it as a piece of wall art...one simple and beautiful piece of cloth, and the list is endless. Want to learn how to tie furoshiki? Watch HERE
Kyoko's idea was to reinvent the furoshiki (considered rather old-fashioned by young Tokyo-ites these days). So these are hand-made in a traditional Japanese printing house but they feature contemporary designs. Kyoko is also on a mission to introduce the furoshiki concept of wrapping and re-using to the rest of the world by commissioning Western designers to join the collective, such as Lucinda Newton-Dunn who designed this stripe print. At first glance when the furoshiki is bundled up it looks like an abstract stripe pattern but open it out and you'll see that it is based on the idea of folding and knotting - inspired by the furoshiki itself.