What is Toyooka Komono
The new challenge for Toyooka, one of Japan’s leading bag production regions, is production that is kind to the environment.
In June 2019, at a certification meeting for Toyooka Zaifu, a small pouch was presented for evaluation.
This pouch had made with material left over from the bag-making process.
Bags are made from many different parts. With leather in particular, different parts of the hide have different characteristics, and no matter how efficiently the patterns are placed, it is difficult to completely eliminate material wastage in the cutting process.
Although the pouch could not be certified under the evaluation criteria for Toyooka Zaifu, its quality and concept were good. It was this that provided the impetus for the launch of a new brand.
Leather left over after the bag pieces have been cut out
Made with this leftover leather