Handcrafted from leftover wood material and urushi lacquer, the Urushi Lacquered Straws are durable, long-lasting, and an environmentally friendly alternative to other reusable straws.
In contrast to stainless steel and silicone options, these straws are made entirely of natural materials that not only enhance your sipping experience but also cause no harm to the environment at the end of their life cycle.
They are 100% handcrafted by a woodworker and hand-coated by a urushi refiner. Find out more about the project below.
The set includes a blue, green, red, and yellow straw and a cleaning brush. Ideal for party drink markers or solo enjoyment.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This is a project initiated by our friend and collaborator in all things Kintsugi, Takuya Tsutsumi - a 4th generation urushi refiner. With a passion for revitalizing the urushi industry and making urushi a bigger part of our daily life, he has teamed up with his woodworker friend to create a straw with a sustainable life cycle - from beginning to end. The wood comes from leftover cedar found at local lumber mills and logging sites and the urushi is coated at Mr. Tsutsumi’s urushi refining workshop five minutes away from our office.