The "Hanamichi tote" exclusively made for the Inoue Badge shop is now available through BUAISOU.
The lightweight tote is made with a cotton warp and linen weft. It is large yet light in weight, similar in thickness to
cotton canvas No. 11. making it very durable.
It has a utilitarian structure with only one inner pocket.
The slender and long handles are suitable as shoulder straps and are reinforced with copper rivets to withstand heavy loads. Unlike the Canvas tote bag, the entire bag is hand-dyed after construction. Each will have individual puckering (shrinking wrinkles) and copper rivets will have a unique patina.
Hanamichi part is made by removing the colors from the pattern after the tote is dyed using the "bassen" technique.
Hanamichi tote | Mount Fuji
material : 68% cotton 32% linen
size : h39(15.35)×w41(16.14)×d13(5.11) / handle 26(10.23)cm(inch)
skm : 2019-2020
color : dark indigo
・Woven and sewn in Okayama, Japan.
technique : Bassen
We recommend that you gently hand wash items with detergent and lukewarm water the first 2-3 times after purchase.Regarding tapestries, cloths and other ornamental items, we recommend that you hand wash with warm water once every six month to a year to get rid of any excess dye.Please use detergent that does not include any whitening or bleaching agents.Although BUAISOU’s indigo dye products have been stripped of excess dye using natural dye stripping agents prior to purchase, there is still a possibility of color transfer with harsh rubbing or other close / vigorous interactions.While brown or yellow pigment may appear during washing, this is a chemical component unique to the indigo dye we use, whilst doing this repeatedly, you may remove the excess dye and be left with more vivid colors than before.This is a very special trait of ours, and why BUAISOU’s indigo dye products are the best.
Because the products are handmade, each item’s colors and patterns are unique. * The dye may react to ultraviolet rays such as sunlight and discoloration may occur. Please keep away from excessive ultraviolet rays or sunlight. In the unlikely event of discoloration, place the item hot water overnight, wash and repeat. Using a washing machine is possible (with the delicate wash function).