JAPANESE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN WASARA
In my search for sustainable home and tableware design, I came across Wasara, a collection that is aesthetically beautiful, plus fully biodegradable and compostable. The brand’s intention is for the designs to be timeless, and not to follow trends. While the tableware collection is an expression of Japan, inspiration was found in the beauty of nature.
Life is not just about people. It is about living in harmony with nature. The true meaning of environmental awareness is understanding how to interact with nature and how to live truly sustainable lifestyles, is the brand’s ethos. With elegant form and texture that reflect its handcrafted roots, WASARA is the essence of functional beauty, made possible by the unparalleled skill of Japanese craftsmen.
In a time when globally we are reconsidering our energy use and impact on the environment, WASARA has been designed to use all tree-free materials, specifically, bamboo and bagasse. Bamboo grows extremely fast, and is a hardy plant that is readily renewed. Bagasse is a sugarcane fiber after extracting juice from sugarcane, and approximately one hundred million tons is produced every year. While some is burned for fuel, much of it is simply discarded as waste*. However, with fiber very similar to broadleaf trees, the intrinsic properties of bagasse make it perfect as a paper base. And because it is softer and more pliable than wood pulp, the energy requirement in production is significantly reduced. Based on bamboo and bagasse, environmentally-friendly WASARA products reduce the burden on the natural environment, and can be produced without fear of exhausting our natural resources.