Japanese Designers Showcase Plastic Alternatives

After all the talk about plastic grocery bags, it's hard to think about what a problem they still pose. In Japan, they are apparently such a problem that the Creation Gallery G8 in Ginza, Tokyo, decided to have an exhibit showing off swanky "Furoshikis" by talented designers, in hopes of creating some movement away from the awful plastic and into these beautiful, reusable pieces of art. "Furoshikis" are pieces of large, square cloth that's folded and arranged into a sack, and has always been a traditional way of carry things in Japan or for wrapping gifts. Under the theme of "beauty of wrapping" and "beauty of carrying" the designers have wrapped what they consider to be most precious to themselves, and hopefully to inspire the Japanese community about the universal uses of this simple cloth. Via ::Media Bistro

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