Takashi Ikezawa, Founder and President of Resobox, has started writing a column for Felissimo, a Japanese company that designs and sells wide variety of lifestyle products.
The column appears in “Couturier no Tane,” a newsletter that arrives together with “Couturier,” Felissimo’s regular mail magazine for handmade goods lovers. It is particularly popular with crafters who subscribe to get monthly kits for embroidery, patchwork, and so on.
The magazine tracks global trends and provides the latest information to fans of handcrafted goods in Japan.
Because Resobox is located in New York City, and we have built an audience through presenting Japanese cultural events and product demonstrations, Felissimo was eager for our support with this project.
The column’s creation is also buoyed by the network of handcraft artists and industry professionals from about 45 countries worldwide who were connected through the “World Amigurumi Exhibition,” which has been held at our gallery every year since 2014.
Sharing world handmade trends
Mr. Ikezawa’s column has been published roughly every three months since 2021, and some of his articles are available online.
In last October’s issue, he interviewed members of “Hombres Tejedores,” an all-male knitting group that has been attracting attention in Chile, and wrote about how they came together, what they do, and what inspires them..
In the March issue this year, he traveled to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. While there, he spoke with Bob Ruggiero, a member of the festival management team, about what it’s like running the largest quilt show in the world, and working with all of the different crafters. If you’re interested, you can find the articles linked below.
Felissimo “Couturier no tane” Home Page
“Amigurumi Exhibition” was introduced in this article
The magazine also features a double-page spread with plenty of photos, and is well worth looking at. Please let us know what you think!