The British School in Tokyo
5-6pm Faculty shopping
6-8.30pm BST Community and friends
Curated by Bikudesigns and Turquoise Port
Bikudesigns: Vintage kimono jewellery
Turquoise Port: Home Decor
Erica Ward Illustration: Art
From Juju With Love: Art
Kamihoseki: Origami jewellery
Anne-Marie Peters Ceramics
A Joy to Behold: Soaps, scrubs and soaps
Jikuu: Artisan-made Japanese cooking knives
Eco Hachi Living: Wax wraps
Swan and Lion: British food including mince pies
Ring and Wraps: cashmere wraps and scarves
Mamam Leatherwork: Handcrafted leather bags
Paradiddle: prints and bags
Vintage Kimonos: accessories and bags
Noox: toys, bags and pouches
Kintsugi: Hand created home decor pieces
Kodomo Paradis: Hand printed tees for kid and adults
This year I made the decision to offer plastic-free packaging at Bikudesigns inspired by the efforts our family has been making to reduce our plastic consumption.
If you see bubble-wrap in your parcel, you can guarantee that it is recycled, perhaps a few times over. All jewellery is wrapped in a sheet of tissue paper, packaged in small paper bags or paper boxes lined with tissue paper. If you would like a recycled magazine envelope please request this at checkout. At in-person events, I'm happy to hand your jewellery over to you to wear or put in your own bag. And I will ask you if you need one of my bags if you have bought a few items...and those bags are made of paper with paper handles.
Thank you to Jo at the Tokyo Chapter for recognising my small efforts to make my business greener. If you haven't read her blog, it's a must read for everyone in Tokyo, with or without kids and anyone getting ready to visit.
Read The Tokyo Chapter blog post here.
Photo credit: Johanna MacGregor
Victoria Close from Bikudesigns talks kimono, business, Japanese design, life in Tokyo and all the things she loves.