FUMIKODA’s Traditional Craft Accessories Presented to First Lady Biden on Eve of Japan-US Summit

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April 12, 2024 14:55 Korea Standard Time
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TOKYO--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--FUMIKODA Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Fumi Koda), renowned for its Japanese vegan bag brand, proudly announces the selection of its accessories as a gift for Mrs. Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States, at the pre-summit dinner of the Japan-US Summit held on the evening of April 9th, 2024, Eastern Time. FUMIKODA continues its commitment to craftsmanship, seamlessly blending Japanese aesthetics and traditional techniques into its products.

- Selected Accessories as Gift:
The selected gift is a set of three items - a bangle, earrings, and necklace - utilizing the coloring technique of traditional craft “Takaoka Copperware”. These items were produced by FUMIKODA to support the IT education of children in foster care facilities.
In the selection process, FUMIKODA’s commitment to environmentally friendly production, preservation of traditional culture, and support for social welfare initiatives, among other efforts aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was selected.

FUMIKODA produces business bags and accessories that balance functionality and design using high-performance vegan leather “FUMITEX,” developed in Japan. With a commitment to Japanese craftsmanship, all materials, components, and sewing are made in Japan. The brand actively incorporates traditional Japanese craftsmanship, crafted by artisans, while maintaining a conscientious approach to environmentally-friendly production. This dedication to meticulous craftsmanship, along with the use of FUMITEX, has garnered support from numerous business professionals.

Since its establishment in 2016, FUMIKODA has been a Made-in-Japan bag brand embodying Japanese aesthetics and traditional craftsmanship. Founded by Fumi Koda, a creative director who graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York and operates an IT consulting company in Tokyo, FUMIKODA aims to produce functional, high-design business bags with minimal environmental impact in Japan.
FUMIKODA actively engages in SDGs, including product upcycling, supporting employment for people with disabilities, and assisting children in foster care facilities. FUMIKODA’s “Reuse Project” collects used company bags and donates them to students, showcasing FUMIKODA’s commitment to SDGs.

About Takaoka Copperware
The vivid turquoise blue detailing used in some of FUMIKODA’s products, such as bags accessories, is an item called Orii-blue that was created by traditional artisan Koji Orii from Takaoka-Doki, a copper that boasts a history of over 400 years.

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Yuka Sugimura

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