We developed this beautiful bag of left-over fabrics. Far too often, considerable metres of fabric are left over and remain in warehouses for years. They get dirty and are eventually destroyed. We at Ikigai think this is a shame and not needed, so we decided to buy up these leftovers and use them to make this beautiful bag called MOAI.
Because of this, there are only a limited number of each bag available, which makes the bag exclusive.
The bag is made of strong materials, so you can use it for many purposes.
Features of the bag MOAI:
- Size: * width: 58cm * height: 33 cm * depth: 18 cm.
- Jacquard material in 100% cotton
- Interior pocket size 19×17 cm with metal YKK zip
- outside front pocket
- Cotton woven handles
- Extra pouch with strong YKK zip
- Size of pouch: Width: 27 cm, Height: 20 cm, Depth: 7 cm
- One extra zipped pocket on the inside.
- Genuine leather badge with Ikigai logo embossed.
This bag is named MOAI. Because Ikigai is inextricably linked to MOAI and we think it is such a beautiful concept, we have named this bag accordingly.
Below some more explanation about the concept MOAI.
MOAI – Mo•ai (/mo,eye/) Japan – connected for life
We first learned about the concept of ‘Moai’ when reading the book Ikigai. Moai is a concept from ”blue zone” Okinawa in Japan – a region of the world where people live much longer, happier and healthier than average. Moai is the name for a lifelong group of friends that look out for one another.
MOAI, THE POWER OF DOING things together
Elders in Okinawa, Japan, one of the original blue zones longevity hotspots, live extraordinarily better and longer lives than almost anyone else in the world.
- a concept, from this region where people live much longer, happier and healthier than average.
- the name for a lifelong group of friends that share their joys and troubles,
- a source of support essential to their health and wellbeing.
Moai, one of their longevity traditions, are social support groups that start in childhood and extend into the 100s. The term originated hundreds of years ago as a means of a village’s financial support system. Originally, moais were formed to pool the resources of an entire village for projects or public works. If an individual needed capital to buy land or take care of an emergency, the only way was to pool money locally. Today the idea has expanded to become more of a social support network, a cultural tradition for built-in companionship.
Read here our compete blog about MOAI