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Postalco Double Case Nest – Grey Nest

Brand:Postalco

USD$158.66

 

11.5 x 7.7 cm

Farmer’s Felt Nest Washi (mulberry paper)

Handmade in Japan

 

Only 1 left in stock

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Completely leather-free and vegetarian, this two pocket case keeps your cards close at hand.

This card holder folds extremely flat when empty but the pockets pop open to encase the thickness of about 16 credit cards.

Also holds folded cash and coins. Cotton fabric lining added to inside pockets for durability. Stitched flap allows the wallet to open completely for easy pocket access. 

 

Made of Postalco’s special paper “Farmer’s Felt”, each sheet of “Kozo” paper (mulberry) is interlocked vegetable fibers that resemble the interior of a bird’s nest. The kozo is then hand polished in the traditional method with the famously smooth tsubaki leaf. 

 

This exceptionally thick hand-screened washi is less like paper and more like a layer of felt.

With use, the handcrafted washi fibers relax and Farmer’s Felt molds to the contents carried, developing a fine sheen and patina gradually over time.

Making Farmer’s Felt

Postalco wondered if it was possible to develop a thick washi, instead of leather, for a new kind of wallet. Over a year of development resulted in a material durable enough to be used. More like a felt than what we think of as paper, Farmer’s Felt was born. Less than half the weight of leather of the same thickness, Farmer’s Felt is an interlocked vegetable fiber felt.

 

Sustainable fiber

Kozo (mulberry) bark fibers are the strongest of the washi fibers and are the main ingredient in Farmer’s Felt. Mulberry is grown as a sustainable farm crop, regenerating every year.

 

Improves with age

With use, the hand-screened washi fibers relax and Farmer’s Felt molds to the contents carried, developing a fine sheen and patina.

 

Nest fabric

These papers are not printed but are the result of carefully combining two separate pools of fiber colors which swirl and blend together creating the unique pattern in each sheet. The combined colored fibers look a little like the carefully assembled interior of a bird’s nest. Each sheet of our original Nest Paper is then hand polished in the traditional method with the famously smooth tsubaki leaf. The irregularity in color, surface texture and thickness are a part of the handmade nature of Nest Farmer’s Felt paper. Even though Farmer’s Felt is strong for paper, gentle handling is required. Water resistant treated.

Even though Farmer’s Felt is strong for paper, gentle handling is required. To keep the natural feeling of the material, this product is not waterproof coated on the surface. There is a light water resistant treatment. If your wallet gets wet, pat dry with a soft cloth to absorb any liquid. 

Japanese Washi paper is a natural material so irregularly in the colour and size of fibres are part of its character. It is possible for wrinkles and surface variations to appear as well.

POSTALCO

Tokyo, Japan

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Born out of a passion for the beauty of everyday objects, Postalco found its start in Brooklyn, New York, making notebooks and document holders. Since moving their base of operations to Tokyo 20 years ago, the line has expanded to include wallets, pens, bags and other items. Combining utility and functionality with understated beauty, Postalco effectively improves our relationships with these objects by inviting us to see them as “collaborators” in our lives instead of as throwaway items. 

With a solid dedication to finding new ways to apply Japanese craft to daily life, Postalco creates items that are meant to be used by all walks of life – young and old, male or female – a practice that results in building more meaningful interactions with others and with our surroundings. 

ITSUMO

Living within Tradition

Shop Location

 

279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7

Canada

 

Phone: 604 423 3679

e-mail: info@itsumo.ca

 

 

 

Shop Hours

 

Tuesday ~ Saturday: 12:00 ~ 18:00

Sunday: 12:00 ~ 17:00

Monday: Closed

 

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