I came across the UGUiSU online store on Pinterest, and I pinned one of their beautiful scarves because I thought the colors were so beautiful. UGUiSU (which is the name of a Japanese bird) sells all sorts of paper, linen, craft items, stationery supplies and jewelry. Their website is lovely, and most importantly is easy to navigate. One weekend afternoon, I clicked through to their online store, and spent a happy hour or so there, admiring all of their merchandise, several of which I could see fitting comfortably into my everyday life. I must have looked through all of their items two or three times before making a decision about what to order!
My package arrived from Tokyo about a week later, and I was enchanted by the compact environmentally friendly packaging which was bundled with washi tape and stamped with a cute bear.
I was even more enchanted once I opened the box to find all the items I purchased so carefully and thoughtfully packaged. The scarf (right) was packaged in their signature grey wrapping paper, and cheerfully sealed with different colors of washi tape.
This time, I ordered the ILOITO 100% cotton scarf (kasuri hana, red, yellow and blue print) It’s made out of whisper thin cotton voile, and beautifully hand painted with eco-friendly water based ink. I love the tatty fringe and slightly frayed edges. The scarf also came tied together with a frayed printed cloth ribbon and tag, booklet and a vellum care-instructions sheet. The attention to detail is amazing, and makes the scarf feel extra special.
I did just a few test shots with some of the items I had handy, and you can probably see from these photos that these items from UGUiSU have settled right at home here!
Their website is: http://uguisustore.com
UGUiSU ships internationally from Tokyo. My order arrived in Taiwan in just about a week or so. (UGUiSU will send you an email with your tracking number, so you can track your order online through Japan Post’s website)