The Carry All Technique of Furoshiki

The Carry All Technique of Furoshiki

Gregory Han
Aug 9, 2007

Nearly every Sunday we carry 4-5 canvas tote bags over to Hollywood Farmer's Market to fill up with our weekly groceries. Totes are great for obvious ecological reasons, but maybe the next big thing will be the return of furoshiki, the traditional Japanese fabric folding technique used to transport just about anything. Need to carry a melon? Use the suika tsutsumi fold. Two bottles of your favourite vintage? Bin tsutsumi does the trick. Think of it as practical fabric origami for transportation. Furoshiki.com has 14 different folding solutions for just about anything you'd be able to tote or carry, but all without the need to remind the world that it's "not a plastic bag".
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