siwa ・ 紙和Monday, 19 October 2009
All images are from siwa website.When I was browsing around a shop the other day I came across these wonderful products called "siwa". They are made of this totally new kind of paper called "naoron" that doesn't tear so easily. "siwa" which comes from a word "shiwa" has a meaning of "wrinkle" in Japanese and also is written in two kanji characters that mean "japanese paper" or "washi". It's soft and has beautiful texture (which i love!) yet quite strong (can load up to 10kg!) and apparently highly water-resistant too. I want to get a tote and those slippers - they are so nice!! I wish i could let you feel them!