SIWA passport case
Material: RPF Nylon
Size: H220 × W115 mm
Note: Only available in grey (grey colour swatch pictured)
Located in Ichikawamisato, Yamanashi, which boasts a 1000 year history of paper making, the Japanese paper (washi) maker ONAO and industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa have teamed together to create the SIWA series. Fukasawa discerned that the special texture of Naoron, a hard-to-tear paper developed by ONAO, emerged when the paper was crumpled, and suggested designs for everyday goods that harnessed this. The name SIWA is both a reversing of the characters in the word washi (wasi), and a word meaning, "crinkle" in Japanese. As with leather goods, these washi products are lovingly, individually crafted.
About RPF Nylon
RPF Naoron (Recycled PET Fiber Naoron) is a paper created using the washi-suki paper manufacturing method from recycled polyester fibers from used plastic bottles and textile products. While having the distinctive texture of paper, it does not tear easily and is highly water-resistant. RPF Naoron does not emit noxious fumes when burned.
How to use
Heavy items can be placed inside. (Has been tested for loads of up to 10kg. Changes may occur to load capability depending on how the product is used and with time).
Even wet items such as umbrellas can be put inside without fear of it tearing.(Please note that leaving wet items inside for long periods of time may result in changes in the colour of the product).
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