Growing initiatives to be more eco-friendly, as well as the introduction of fees for plastic bags at supermarkets and convenience stores, has led to a shift towards using eco bags for shopping in Japan. While there are a number of fun bags to choose from (such as ones that let you perch your favorite Studio Ghibli character on your shoulder), one that's been turning heads lately due to its convenience and stylish look is made using the traditional Japanese tie-dyeing technique of shibori.

Shibori is an ancient traditional technique based on resist-dyeing, which prevents dye from spreading throughout the entire piece of fabric and results in beautiful patterns that "float out" when untied resembling watercolor.

This lineup of Shibori eco bags aren't just crafted using traditional coloring techniques, but are made with an elastic structure that stretches them out (they can carry up to 10kg of goods), and even shrink down to fit in your pocket when not in use.

The bags expand according to the contents put in them, giving you the perfect fit on shopping trips.

The stylish Shibori eco bags are available in ten different colors, including charcoal, dusty pink, aqua, silver, lavender, periwinkle, coral, olive, cream, and black.

Check out the the elastic Shibori Eco Bags at grape SHOP.

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By - grape Japan editorial staff.