Tuesday, March 27, 2007

San Francisco Bans Plastic Bags: Furoshiki Rule

Yesterday, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to ban the use of bags made of petroleum products. Kudos to San Francisco for its environmental friendly legislation. The buzz now is what will be used in the place of plastic bags. Princess Haiku says, it's time to return to traditional Japanese FUROSHIKI.

The Japanese already know this and furoshiki are now the thing. A furoshiki is a square cloth made of durable cotton or recycled fabric that is folded into a bag of sundry shapes and sizes. Furoshiki are practical, useful, washable, beautiful and reusable. In other words, the perfect solution to polluting the environment with tons of garbage bags.

Follow the links for precise descriptions and pictures of Furoshiki.

Mitsuo Katsui a leading designer in Japan has created dazzling, contemporary designs for these cloths. Pingmag has featured several articles on Furoshiki including several of Katsui's designs.


d. chedwick bryant said...

i'm with you-- this could be the start of something beautiful...

are you blogging from the road?

Princess Haiku said...

I live in the San Francisco Bay area and always on the freeway going somewhere.