warew launches the first upcycled Kinchaku workshop

Kinchaku are cloth purses with drawstrings that in Japan are combined with traditional Kimonos, which do not have pockets, as a handy accessory. The Kinchaku by warew are handmade from unused vintage Kimonos, which are unsewn, washed and cut out to take on a new shape and start a second life. 

The creation of each individual item requires a great deal of care and attention to detail, but the end result is a bag of great beauty, which restores value to craftsmanship and represents an opportunity to preserve the tradition of the Japanese kimono in a creative, innovative and sustainable way.

During the workshop, it has been possible to observe the stages of making a Kinchaku, from how the fabric is cut out using a cardboard pattern, to how all the components of each handbag - front, back and inner lining - are sewn together by hand, to the final finishing with the drawstring and application of the label.  

Over the course of the morning, our Japanese craftsman Maiko created 9 customised Kinchaku under the amazed gaze of the participants.

Our Kinchaku were created as packaging for the warew Discovery Set, which includes the 4 products for the daily skincare routine in travel size: Cleansing Oil, Washing Foam, Emulsion Aqua or Rich and Cream Aqua or Rich. The warew travel sizes are contained in the Kinchaku, which becomes a small travel cosmetic case, and once the products are finished it remains as an elegant purse for everyday use!  

For more information on our projects and collaborations please write an e-mail to press@warew.it

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