In pursuit of first class quality, FUMIKODA bags are carefully manufactured by skilled craftsmen in Japan’s most famous bag-making region Toyooka, where bag-making has been a tradition for a thousand years.
For the New York International Auto Show 2016 Gala Preview, FUMIKODA created a special edition of the Arianna shoulder bag and its matching clutch bag Ikula.
The special edition of Arianna and Ikula both use Alcantara®, a carbon neutral material crafted exclusively crafted in Italy.
Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara® is the choice of leading brands in a number of application fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home décor, consumer-electronics. These features, together with a serious and certified commitment in terms of sustainability, make Alcantara® a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy their everyday life, respecting the environment.
Since 2009 Alcantara® is certified “Carbon Neutral”, having defined, reduced and offset all the CO2 emissions derived from its activity. Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara® production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of Umbria Region (Terni).
The luxury automobile brand such as Audi, Tesla, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati are known for using the material in the interiors.
Turquoise blue is a creation made by traditional Japanese techniques. The metal fittings used in the special edition bags are Takaoka Doki metal fittings bronzed by applying a colorant in a unique process that uses natural materials.
Takaoka boasts a copper-forging history of over 400 years, and the copperware forged there accounts for nearly 95% of that forged in Japan.
The burnt bronze fittings used on the clasps of the special edition Arianna and Ikula bags are hand-finished by the craftsmen at Orii Coloring whose novel production techniques are attracting interest even among the craftsmen of Takaoka. They are made by mixing chemicals with rice bran, coating the clasps with the mixture, then baking them in a charcoal fire. The oxidized film is then polished and the clasps bronzed.