Chushin Kobo, a traditional casting iron workshop, proposes items that fit modern lifestyle. There is a number of craft techniques built around tea ceremony. Taking each of them and combining with new designs creates a new lifestyle tool. The workshop was founded in 1997, originally aiming to produce and distribute the items designed by Hisanori Masuda, who has led the workshop and later collaborated with ONO Rina to broaden the product lines.
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These goods can be composted at the end of their useful life, leaving no trace of their existence.
These goods are made by suppliers that pay fair wages, guarantee no child labour, and maintain a safe working environment.
Handcrafted goods are one of a kind that have been created by skilled artisans often using techniques passed down through generations, rather than by automated, machine-based processes. Small irregularities are celebrated and are what make handcrafted goods unique.
These goods are manufactured in the same country in which they are designed. This sustains the local economy and is more equitable for the workers and their communities.
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In an effort to reduce waste, the design of these goods are either part or wholly made from up-cycled or previously used materials. These can be either salvaged directly in their current form or from recycled materials, such as paper, glass or metal.
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