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Room shoes are an integral part of daily life in Japan, and since the company's founding in 1919, ABE Sangyo has been dedicated to crafting the most comfortable examples in the land. In a small workshop in Kahoku, a rural town that produces more than 40% of Japan’s room shoes, ABE Sangyo's experienced craftspeople cut and sew domestic materials to create room shoes that fit their philosophy of “quality first without compromising."
Learn more about the ABE Sangyo collection in this video introduction.
A local natural resource since prehistoric times, activated charcoal is an eco-friendly natural purifier renowned for its incredible absorbency. Its structure is filled with hundreds of microscopic cavities that trap odor-causing chemicals, so potent that one gram of charcoal has as much surface area as a tennis court. When its powder is infused into beauty and health goods, those products retain its amazing absorptive qualities. Originally harnessed by Japanese craftsmen four hundred years ago for its purifying properties, this collection reimagines an ancient technique for modern living.
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The beautiful Flax Line Organics collection was designed and created with an artisan’s touch. Each towel features two sides stitched together with care - a smooth cotton gauze front and a terry pile back made from 100% organic cotton. Their compact design makes these towels highly absorbent, quick to dry, and incredibly comfortable for travel or daily use. With a classic herringbone accent and subtle color palette, this bestselling collection effortlessly blends elegance and function.
Learn more about the Kontex collection in this video introduction.
Hailing from the Yamanaka region of Japan, where lacquering has been practiced since the 16th century, the Gato Woodworks collection comprises beautiful cups, bowls, and decor born from traditional processes requiring the highest level of skill. Through meticulous cutting, carving, shaving, and lacquering, Gato’s artisans manage to mold wood into works of art that pay homage to their arboreal origins. Each lightweight piece showcases an exquisite wood grain unmarred by the production process and is as functional as it is beautiful.
Learn more about the Gato Woodworks collection in this video introduction.
Please note: Due to the artisanal nature of Gato products, all styles are made to order. Please allow 8 to 16 weeks for delivery of out-of-stock products. Additional details regarding lead times will be provided upon placement of an order. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.