Today I would like to share with you several wonderful Japanese companies that are contributing to the improvement of the global environment by recycling and using things for a long time, which I like to do.
Even now, new technologies are being created and new products are being made, but the world is already filled with so many things.
How can we add new value to old things?
I feel like they are telling us that.
Japanese companies can create a sustainable world
Many of the miscellaneous items in my room were bought from PUEBCO. Their products consist of trash cans, storage bins, even mats.
Seventy percent of the products are made from recycled materials. Because they are often reasonably priced and most of their products are reusable
For example, they take disused parachutes and tents and turn them into bags and mats. I am fascinated by their humorous designs and I love their ideas. They sometimes visit flea markets abroad to reference their designs.
But these items don’t have a modern design and you can feel the story beneath each of them.
They are also available in stores overseas.
Please check it out.
SOMA Re: （somari)
If you are going to throw away your memorable clothes, why not dye them black? they say.
In Japanese, the word “SOMERU” means to dye. What do you do if your favorite dress has a stain on it that you just can’t get rid of? Most of the time, you have to throw it away.
In my case, I had to throw it away with a sad heart..
However, in SOMA Re: they have more than 30 years of experience in the dyeing business, and their craftsmen carefully dye each piece of clothing pitch black. You can then transform your favorite garment into a new one.
I had a cotton cardigan dyed a new black color. I was going to throw it away, so I am happy to be able to wear it again.
The price varies depending on the item and the weight, so please check beforehand.
In Japan, there is a word, “mottainai”.
The meaning of this word is “what a waste”.
By the way, did you know that Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner environmental activist, spread this Japanese word to the world?
When you were a child, you probably had the experience of being scolded by your parents for not eating all the food you were served. Lucky for you, there is a wonderful company in Japan that solves the phrase, “what a waste”.
They take anything but food from us and send it to 70 countries around the world at this time. What a wonderful thing! And since Japanese products are famous for being high-quality items, I’m sure the recipients will be satisfied.
What’s your mottainai?
So, let me know what you think about this. I appreciate you taking the time out to read this blog.