Reimagining the art of "Creation"
Tsuchiya Kaban is starting a new chapter of craftmanship.
Our goal is to create "Endearing Products".
Upholding that goal means evolving our handcrafted
products to meet today's consumers.
We have decided to use Mylo™, a next generational,
high quality material derived from mushroom mycelium.
We are one of the early pioneers working
with the Mylo™ material.
Combining innovative mushroom leather with
Tsuchiya Kaban's storied history of
Japanese craftsmanship will birth new,
unseen ideas and creations.
Creating "Endearing Products"
with new ideas
The idea of what an "Endearing Product"
means is different from person to person.
The job is a creator is to keep searching for
an ever evolving consumer base.
This is not just reflected in our product's functionality or design
but also with the fundamental materials
that is at the core of handcrafting our products.
Our journey with Mylo™ started with us talking to Bolt Threads,
a cutting-edge biotechnology company in the US.
Our strong belief in Bolt Threads' mission of
"From the Earth, for the Future"
led us to form a partnership together.
Mylo™ is made from mycelium, the underground
root structure of mushrooms, an infinitely
renewable resource. Mycelial microfibers
provide a soft feel with fine texture.
Mylo™ was designed to have flexibility,
making it highly versatile to be used
in a variety of products.
The mycelium is grown in less than two weeks with mulch, air, and water, allowing Bolt Threads to scale supply.
Tsuchiya Kaban has begun product development with Mylo™ mushroom leather.
Mylo™ L Zip Purse
Launching December 15, 2022
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on our work with Mylo™
Tsuchiya Kaban has worked closely with the Bolt Threads team.
After creating various sample products,
our first product "Mylo™ L Zip Purse" is expected to be released
by the end of this year.
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Opening up the future of craftsmanship by
combining two types of "Creation"
We are fusing innovative "Material Creation"
with "Endearing Product" craftmaking.
The collaboration of Bolt Threads and Tsuchiya Kaban
will spawn a new type of "Creation".
The process of creating an "Endearing Product"
with Mylo™ is under way.
Check Mylo™ L Zip Purse on our stores.
Samples of "Mylo™ L Zip Purse,"
the first item incorporating the new "Mylo™" material,
is display at some of our stores.
Please feel free to come and check
the actual texture and feel of the product.
(All the links will redirect to Japanese page)
Nishiarai Flagship Store
10/15 (Sat) ～ 12/28 (Thurs)
"Mylo™ L Zip Purse"
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