Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Decluttering your bag wardrobe with furoshiki

Today, I would like to talk about a nice way to declutter your bag wardrobe. Of course, this might not be for everybody or every type of climate, but there is a very simple, multi-purpose item that you might want to carry with you everywhere for
a number of uses: the furoshiki.
It is a square of fabric that you can knot in different ways to use as a bag, a scarf, to wrap presents, as a head cover and also as a decorative item for your home. It is similar to Tenugui, but bigger.

Here are a few pictures and folding techniques.






It comes in many sizes, colors, and patterns and is incredibly versatile. (Bonus: it is eco-friendly!)

For example, today I went out with a furoshiki instead of a handbag, and was able to fold it into a backpack, and turn it back into a handbag by sliding the knot. It's so very light that it felt like a feather.

Only con: if it rains, it's not waterproof (that I know of...).

You can learn more techniques in this book. Furoshiki come in many sizes and colors, so feel free to choose whatever suits your mood!

That's all folks!! Go have fun with your furoshikis and let me know what you think in the comments section!

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