July 29, 2008
-- Awagami factory, fine washi paper and stationery manufacturers from Tokushima, Japan recently launched their new stationery and gift line branded under the name “Awagami+1"
. Created in collaboration with American designer, Craig Anczelowitz , the Awagami+1 collection consists of journals, albums, and desk accessories which harmoniously fuse traditional Japanese craftsmanship with design elements and functionality of western design. The much anticipated collection ihas been created with various specialty washi paper papers including traditional hand-stenciled "yuzen" patterned papers and Awgami's new organic “syuro” papers made from rice straw waste.
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Awagami Factory is a papermaking facility with a nearly 300 yr. old history in Japan. Awagami are manufacturers of the highest quality and standard for fine art and decorative paper, digital washi paper, eco- wallpaper and design oriented stationery.