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September Happenings

There is a gazillion different dancers strutting their stuff and a “I Heart Market – Mini Market” on the 2 September, 6 to 10pm at the City Hall as part of Jomba 2011.

Contact the I Heart Market crew for more details – thejoyteam@gmail.com

And if there just wasn’t enough “I Heart Market” and all those goodies to buy, guess what there are 2 markets this month, one on the 3rd & one on the 17th September.

The night market is a Culinary and Cultural night out showcasing local food producers,Micro breweries, Deli goods, manufacturers and local produce lots of local culture and music.  A great night out. It’s at the Quays, Browns Road, Point.

Check out the Facebook Events Page – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166691823406359

Furoshiki Bags

Furoshiki (風呂敷, furoshiki) are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that were frequently used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. Although possibly dating back as far as the Nara period, the name, meaning “bath spread”, derives from the Edo period practice of using them to bundle clothes while at the sentō (public baths;public furo). Before becoming associated with public baths, furoshiki were known as hirazutsumi (平包), or flat folded bundle. Eventually, the furoshiki’s usage extended to serve as a means for merchants to transport their wares or to protect and decorate a gift.

Modern furoshiki can be made of a variety of cloths, including silk, chirimen, cottonrayon, and nylonFuroshiki are often decorated with traditional designs or by shibori. There is no one set size for furoshiki, they can range from hand sized to larger than bed-sheets. The most common sizes are 45 cm (17.7 inch) and 68–72 cm (26.7-28.3 inch).

Although there are still furoshiki users in Japan, their numbers declined in the post-war period, in large part due to the proliferation of the plastic shopping bag. In recent years, it has seen a renewed interest as environmental protection became a concern. Furoshikiare, however, commonly used to wrap and transport lunch boxes (bento) and often double as a table mat for the lunch. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Durban based Freshly Found is an online Furnishings and Accessories Boutique which stocks awesome bags, yard designs, trinkets & trims, vintage attire, ornaments, cushions, yarn design, and Furoshiki bags.

Freshly Found excel in adding a unique twist to their products, so by using Furoshiki Bags made from a hemmed square of rescued vintage sari fabric they have added a totally unique local spin to a uniquely Japanese  tradition.  The sari fabric square is folded and knotted to form a Furoshiki Bag.

The Furoshiki bag can be used as a handbag, carry bag or decorative storage bag.  It can be bundled up and kept in your handbag as a spare shopping bag.  Although the fabric is delicate, each bag can carry a fair amount of weight.

Furoshiki Bags come in a wide variety of colours. You can contact Freshly Found to find out what’s in at the moment.

Read more about these bags on their blog

These bags are proudly hand made in KZN, South Africa.

The online price is R60, and you can also buy them at the Freshly Found stall at I Heart Market.

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(All photographs are courtesy Freshly Found)

Lolly Loves I Heart Market – Saturday 6 August

To all the Fashionistas amongst us you can visit LollyLoves on Saturday at I Heart Market – where they are hosting another Pop Up Shop. Items on offer will be some of the beautiful local designs that are available in their online shop.Their will also be gifts & goodies for early bird shoppers.

They will also be able to give you helpful tips and a clear explanation on how online shopping works

You can also RSVP to the event on their Facebook event page.

Denim jacket with a floral print skirt.

Coral (That’s a color guys!) is going to be big ladies!

A great mix of nautical stripes, colourful scarf and cute satchel bag

(All photographs and (edited) text, courtesy Lollyloves -from Pop Up Store Jozi)

And after that cool fashion trip, let’s not forget that there are also all sorts of yummy things to eat, great vibes, and lots of brilliant things to buy at I Heart Market, this Saturday.




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