Furoshiki (pronounced fu·rosh·iki) is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be worn as a scarf, carried as a bag or used for bundling or gift-wrapping. This lighter-weight furoshiki softens up the more you use and wash it. Each furoshiki made by Link is crafted by hand in Japan, printed manually by an experienced team of craftsmen onto premium Japanese cotton. The edges are carefully hand-rolled and sewn for a polished finish.
The Maze design was created by artist Hannah Waldron, based on her experiences in London: "It is an observation of the city's varying pace, spacing and architecture, and the need one feels to escape beyond the city's boundaries to nature every once in a while. After creating the design, I discovered that the spiral motif in traditional Japanese art signifies luck, which feels serendipitous. I like the idea of carrying things around wrapped in ideas of adventure and hope for the future.”
Link produces contemporary furoshiki textiles through a network of artists and designers from around the world. Link aims to cross cultures and generations by creating beautiful and functional products, merging international design with traditional Japanese production methods.