ISSEY MIYAKE, Product Design , 2013

Renjaku Bag

RENJAKU BAG is a new bag series for contemporary life that draws deeply upon the lifestyle wisdom, know-how and traditional techniques cultivated in the Tohoku region of Japan.

In Tohoku woven paper was traditionally used for carrying straps and also for sandals. Woven paper is lightweight, durable and fast-drying, making it ideal for traveling. Inspired by traditional wisdom this twisted paper technique is hand-woven to create the straps on this bag.