Designed and produced by Tama Art University Sculpture graduate Kazumi Takigawa in 2012, Funagata crafts wax-finished canvas craft bags. The concept originates from the simple brown paper bag; taking its inherent aesthetic qualities and combining it with a unique design and production process resulting in a durable and unique bag based on longevity. The brand philosophy is underpinned by sustainability; hand-crafting canvas bags which are naturally dyed using tea, oolong, coffee and iron as a mordant in Takigawa’s Japan-based atelier.