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Earth Music & Ecology + Illustrator D[di:] -「earth music & ecology と アーティスト D[di:]と の コラボレーベル登場」

Japanese brand Earth Music & Ecology has teamed up with Japanese illustrator D[di:] and launched the cutest line of body care products (hand cream, body cream, lip balms & bath salts) pouches, handkerchieves, cushions, room refreshers and candles. D[diː] was born in Hokkaido and studied at Tama Art University. She has also worked in different fields, like design, fashion model and currently works in radio. The reason why she uses a letter as her name is to protect her anonymity and keep her work free of the prejudices people may have when they know her nationality, age, genre, etc. You can follow her HERE Below the cutest body care items ♡♡ Hand creams And lip balms! Animal cushions to cheer up any corner of your house   Handkerchieves!   And room refreshers…   You can find this lovely line in Earth Music & Ecology in Laforet, Harajuku   All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you! Images courtesy 0101 Web …

Fikay Eco Fashion 「Fikay エコファッション」

Aaron Jones, is the mind behind inspiring brand Fikay. During his trip in 2011 in Cambodia, Jones discovered bags made from cement sacks and old fish-feed packets at a market in Cambodia, and started researching the supply chain. By 2012 he was working with the supplier to make fashion items from recycled bags. Fikay works with a Cambodian organisation that provides microloans to local women and disabled adults to buy sewing machines. The people can pay back their loan over a year while working with the British brand that pays them “fair wages” to make bags, satchels and wallets. “We pay a fair, competitive wage to local villagers who create our bags out of locally sourced, recycled materials,” says Jones. “This gives them the opportunity to learn valuable skills that permit them to have a sustainable, effective way out of poverty.”   (Interview to Aaron Jones extracted from The Guardian) For every Fikay product sold, bricks are donated to local school building programmes, in Siem Reap, in north-west Cambodia, helping to make a huge difference to those communities and bring …

Sawa Sawa = Ishinomaki + Mombasa 「Sawasawa, 石巻市 x モンバサ」

Sawa Sawa x Yappesu is the reconstruction and collaboration project created by a group of mothers from Ishinomaki (one of the areas affected by the Earthquake/Tsunami in 2011) and a group of women in Mombasa, Kenya. Through fair trade with Africa and using traditional and cheerful Kikoi fabrics as their only material, local mums produce handmade fabric accessories like “Hakuna Matata” headbands and “Kanga” tote bags and clutches. Kikoi is a rectangular wrap, originally worn by men and now also by women. The fabric is 100% cotton and it has several uses from skirt to tablecloth, curtains, baby-wrap and so on.  Kikoi is a symbol of the beautiful Kenya. This project aims to reconstruct local entities in Ishinomaki city.  I saw their products in Aoyama Farmers’ Market  but you can also find Sawa Sawa HERE & HERE   I’d like to thank Sawa Sawa’s staff who kindly let me shoot their lovely accessories… ありがとうございます!!   All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link …

GAP REMIX Project Tee 「アーティスト11名がGapとコラボレーション」

American retailer Gap has once again launched  “REMIX Project Tee”, that brings together 11 international leading-edge artists to create an exclusive collection of limited-edition T-shirts. The artworks re-interprets the classic GAP logo T-shirt featuring the distinctive style of Jessica Hische (LA), Pose (Chicago), Quentin Jones (London), Kyle Pierce (San Francisco), Neville Brody (London), Maud Vantours (Paris), Loïc Lavenu (Paris), Candy Bird (Taiwan), Fantasista Utamaro (Tokyo), Lin Zhipeng (Beijing) and Chocomoo (Tokyo).  Click the links, and have a look at short interviews to each participating artist.   楽しい! Find the cool T-Shirts at GAP Flagship Store in Harajuku until June 25th I’d like to thank to GAP’s staff that kindly let me shoot their cool collaboration display, ありがとうございます!!   All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

Pierre Herme Macaron x Mina Perhonen 「マカロンデー限定ミナ ペルホネン × ピエール・エルメ」

In commemoration of “Jour du Macaron” (“Macaron Day“) on June 22nd, French pâtissier Pierre Hermé has teamed together with Japanese Brand Minä Perhonen and created a limited-edition box of delicious and beautiful Macarons. The cute box surprises us with 6 Macarons with Pierre Hermé “Fetish” flavours (¥2,700) and Minä Perhonen’s beautiful designs. “Jour du Macaron” has been celebrated in France for the last 10 years, for fundraising to help and give comfort to children who suffer from terminal illness. Bon appétit ♡♡ Pierre Herme “Macaron du Jour” HERE (Japanese only) All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!