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Artphere in Toyooka, Japan

Artphere in Toyooka, Japan

It is difficult to determine where the legends begin and even more difficult to separate the legends from the traditions. Toyooka has long been known as the "City of Bags." Rooted in function and form, the City of Bags began earning its affectionate name in the 15th century with its indispensable production of the Kohri, a wicker basket used in everyday life.  In the 19th century, a revolutionary strap and handle were added to the basket, effectively turning it into a kohri kaban-wicker bag. Believe it or not, this is how Artphere would eventually come to be. Beginning a tradition...

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Artphere: Turning Functionality Into Style

Artphere: Turning Functionality Into Style

A third party fashion review of the Artphere bags was published in HOLR Magazine. Here is an exert from their review article, “Artphere: Turning Functionality Into Style”: “The styles created by Artphere truly check every box for an individual that cares about both function and style.  The bags are classic, yet modern and fit every look you could possibly imagine.  The bags are extremely versatile as they can be carried with a handle, like a purse, or with the straps as a backpack.  They are lightweight yet spacious, and are perfect for anyone who needs to look good while getting their daily...

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ARTPHERE RECEIVES TRAVEL GOODS RECOGNITION

ARTPHERE RECEIVES TRAVEL GOODS RECOGNITION

The Travel Goods Association featured the Artphere brand on the front cover of their summer travel magazine highlighting new and innovative product designs for travel luggage.  In the fall holiday travel goods magazine, Artphere was also showcased in the article: “BUSINESS READY:  Today’s business travelers want the case they carry to seamlessly support their on-the-go work environment.” Here is an excerpt from the independent review of Artphere’s Dulles Bloom bag: “Designed for comfort, the Dulles Bloom Adria from Artphere is a mini backpack with a handbag silhouette featuring both tote handle and streamlined backpack shoulder harness for stylish and functional...

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Who-What-Wayne Presents:  The Dagga Sous Story

Who-What-Wayne Presents: The Dagga Sous Story

Dagga Sous LLC represents a unique relational journey among a collective of people with common interests and diverse expertise to bring forth to market and distribute unique and innovative products that are style disruptors while increasing the functionality and ease of life. Dagga Sous believes innovative Life-Style Products are interwoven into the story of humanity, as each one of us is beautifully living a unique story within a relational context. One of those unique Life-Style Products is the Artphere collection which is showcased on this site. As the founder of Dagga Sous, I have experienced going fast and being alone...

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