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ban inoue : caya journal bag in carbon + cappuccino


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Ban Inoue

From the beautiful ancient capital Nara, Ban Inoue make breathable garments in simple styles, allowing the soft texture and natural comfort of their caya cloth to take focus. Caya is a significant Japanese textile woven from pure cotton with a lightweight, netted structure, which becomes waffle-like in texture with each wash and wear. Traditionally woven in Nara, it is renowned in Japan for a beauty of near spiritual quality, inspiring poetry and ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo period. Today, Ban Inoue wish to preserve the gentle aesthetic and practical properties of caya cloth with their effortless and naturally comfortable clothing.

This meticulously sewn tote is a classic shape with practical proportions. It has a reinforced base, sturdy woven strap handles, is fully lined and includes two simple inner pockets, for keys or phone- a perfect carryall for work and  study, or as a laptop or shopping bag.

made in Japan

colour : carbon + cappuccino 
materials : 

  • cotton
  • man-made fibre base
  • cotton lining
measurements :
  • length 34cm
  • width 36cm
  • shoulder strap length 50cm
  • base 8cm