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We are excited to announce that OVO ceramics and a Japanese recycled green tea dyed fabric in Shizuoka (a prefecture in Japan renowned for its green tea industry) will collaborate and produce a new line of tableware. Items such as placemats and table runners will be included in this new collection.
The defining feature in these products is the use of the Suruga-zome dyeing tradition which was developed in Shizuoka during the Edo era (1600-1867). Our craftsman in Shizuoka has included the use of green tea in the traditional Suruga-zome technique.
The Catechins in green tea have bactericidal properties, naturally preventing the growth of bacteria in the materials with which it comes in contact. This innovative technique lends itself instinctively to the tabletop business while demonstrating great potential for implementation in various other fields, such as fashion.
The historical green tea industry in Shizuoka has slowed down in recent years, by pursuing this collaboration our hope is to draw attention and interest to the cultural activity in Shizuoka.
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