SIWA: Paper like you've never seen before
Located in Ichikawamisato, Yamanashi, which boasts a 1000 year history of paper making, the Japanese paper (washi) maker ONAO and industrial designer, Naoto Fukasawa teamed together to create the SIWA series. Fukasawa discerned that the special texture of Naoron, a hard-to-tear paper developed by ONAO, emerged when the paper was crumpled, and suggested designs for everyday goods that harnessed this. The name SIWA is both a reversing of the characters in the word washi (wasi), and a word meaning, "crinkle" in Japanese. As with leather goods, these washi products are lovingly, individually crafted. Nice and light - perfect not only for everyday use, but for use when traveling or as a side bag
Examples of color and texture of Siwa paper
Soft Naoron is a paper developed by our company from wood pulp and polyolefin utilizing the washi-suki paper manufacturing method. It is soft and flexible, highly water-resistant and does not tear easily. Soft Naoron does not emit noxious fumes when burned.
RPF Naoron (Recycled PET Fiber Naoron) is a paper created using the washi-suki paper manufacturing method from recycled polyester fibers from used plastic bottles and textile products. While having the distinctive texture of paper, it does not tear easily and is highly water-resistant. RPF Naoron does not emit noxious fumes when burned.
Feature of bags:
-Heavy items can be placed inside.
-Has been tested for loads of up to 10kg.
-(Testing conducted by QTEC Household Goods Testing Center) (Changes may occur to load capability depending on how the product is used and with time).
-Even wet items such as umbrellas can be put inside without fear of it tearing.
(Please note that leaving wet items inside for long periods of time may result in changes in the color of the product).
•Regarding handling of the products
• Pull into shape before use.
• Please note that dark colors may fade or run.
• Do not wash.
• Clean with a well wrung out, damp cloth.
• Do not iron.
• Please ensure that the item does not come into contact with hot items.
• Colors may change in the event that the product comes into contact with wet items.