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In the Loop Nagoya, vol.1 – A Circularity-Driven Popup Community Event

Want to be In the Loop? Join us for sustainable food and drink, workshops, and unique popup markets!

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In the Loop is a place for local and international community members, creatives, startups, and companies to try out new things and make connections around a shared consciousness and passion for circular design and sustainability.

After three successful volumes in Tokyo, the popup event arrives in a new city: Nagoya, get ready to have a lot of (sustainable) fun!

Sat, May 28, 2022  UTC+09:00

10:00 – 17:00 *The drink and food menus will be available from 9:00 to 20:00 h.

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Please reserve your ticket for the 30 people picnic and the workshop.
The rest of activities do not require reservation.

In the Loop is a circularity-driven popup community hosted FabCafe in partnership with Ekolokal.

In the Loop is a place for creatives, startups, and companies from around the world to try out new things and make connections around a shared consciousness and passion for circular design and sustainability-driven ideas, products and services.

Through the In the Loop community, we aim to increase meaningful collaboration, experiment boldly with new materials, methods, and ideas, and engage deeply with local and global sustainability-inspired creatives, startups, and companies.

Why “In the Loop”?

Our community name, “In the Loop” has two meanings:

First, “loop” is a reference to circular economy which aims to replace the linear create-use-throw away lifecycle in favor of a circular system where materials are reused, products are upcycled and waste is designed out.

Second, “In the Loop” can also mean “to be in the know”.
Together as a community, members aspire towards gaining a high level of consciousness and shared knowledge around circular design and sustainability. This feeling of inclusion and shared consciousness aims to encourage a deeper and meaningful connection among community members.

  • WORKSHOP

    FabCafe Nagoya’s original workshop will consist of a “coffee dyeing” session in which coffee grounds discarded at the cafe will be reused as dyes.

    In addition, FabCafe Nagoya will also host a project that recycles old jeans to reuse the fabric and make new products.

  • FOOD and DRINK

    From vegan pasta to snacks and craft beer, come try the sustainable Food&Drink menu we have prepared exclusively for this day.

  • GOODS

    Upcycled accessories, vegetal leather bags, everyday items made with bamboo… We have prepared a great selection of fashionable and trendy sustainable products that will make you exclaim “Kawaii!” (How cute!).

Venue: FabCafe Nagoya

FabCafe Nagoya, the 12th FabCafe location worldwide and the 4th in Japan, was launched in collaboration with Loftwork Inc. and OKB Soken Co.


FabCafe Nagoya is unique in that it is a “café” where people gather, meet, and connect, and it also has the value of being a creative place to experiment and enjoy making things, as well as a place to deepen discussions about social issues such as sustainability.

“Nokori-zome” is a dyeing method that uses the leftover material produced when processing food and plants. The dyed fabrics have soft, soothing colors.

The “Nokori-zome”, which uses the “leftovers” from the food we eat, produces gentle and warm tones that blend in with our daily lives. This time, we will dye a handkerchief with coffee grounds from FabCafe Nagoya. The workshop will also includes a lecture on dyeing methods and the history of Tsuyakin.

  • Tsuyakin

    Dye manufacturer from Oogaki city (Gifu)

    Established in 1956, Tsuyakin is a dye manufacturer commited to the “Made in Japan” philosophy. It designs, fabricates and sells original products that make full use of the best available technologies from raw fabric dyeing to sewing.

    Currently, the company is developing “KURAKIN”, a brand specialized in the technique of “nokori-zome” (dyeing with food leftovers), and “retricot リトリコ”, an upcycling brand.

    Website

    Established in 1956, Tsuyakin is a dye manufacturer commited to the “Made in Japan” philosophy. It designs, fabricates and sells original products that make full use of the best available technologies from raw fabric dyeing to sewing.

    Currently, the company is developing “KURAKIN”, a brand specialized in the technique of “nokori-zome” (dyeing with food leftovers), and “retricot リトリコ”, an upcycling brand.

    Website

Schedule: First session 10:00-12:00 h. / Second session 14:00-16:00 h.

Fee: 2000 yen (prior reservation needed) 

*Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*Participants can take their dyed handkerchief  home.

  • CRUST BEER

    Upcycled craft beer

    This craft beer is made by upcycling the 900,000 tons of bread ends and hard bread crusts that are discarded annually worldwide. By converting surplus ingredients into delicious products, we aim to promote a more cyclical food movement and increase sustainability in the food and beverage industry.

    Website

    This craft beer is made by upcycling the 900,000 tons of bread ends and hard bread crusts that are discarded annually worldwide. By converting surplus ingredients into delicious products, we aim to promote a more cyclical food movement and increase sustainability in the food and beverage industry.

    Website

  • meets

    Fair trade / SDGs Gift Shop

    A gift store with a sustainable theme, including fair trade and ethical products that bring a smile to both the person who made them and the person who receives them. This shopping experience is sure to put a smile on your face! Enjoy the kindness of people through encounters (meets) with various fair trade items from all over the world and regions.

    In the Loop, meets will present a pop-up store of snacks and sweets.

    Website

    A gift store with a sustainable theme, including fair trade and ethical products that bring a smile to both the person who made them and the person who receives them. This shopping experience is sure to put a smile on your face! Enjoy the kindness of people through encounters (meets) with various fair trade items from all over the world and regions.

    In the Loop, meets will present a pop-up store of snacks and sweets.

    Website

  • Vegan fresh pasta CocoDeJapan

    Vegan food brand

    CocoDeJapan is a vegan food brand founded by two entrepreneurs who aim for the coexistence of nature, animals, and people. We pursue taste and satisfaction to the fullest, because we want our customers to encounter delicious flavors that will impress them. Far from a “let’s sacrifice ourselves for the sake of the Earth” mentality, our pasta kits are the embodiment of our desire to expand the philosophy of making the “best choices both for the Earth and the people”.

    At In the Loop, we have prepared three types of pasta for our café menu. Our outdoor booth will become a space where people can purchase pasta kits and learn about environmental issues through food.

    Website

    CocoDeJapan is a vegan food brand founded by two entrepreneurs who aim for the coexistence of nature, animals, and people. We pursue taste and satisfaction to the fullest, because we want our customers to encounter delicious flavors that will impress them. Far from a “let’s sacrifice ourselves for the sake of the Earth” mentality, our pasta kits are the embodiment of our desire to expand the philosophy of making the “best choices both for the Earth and the people”.

    At In the Loop, we have prepared three types of pasta for our café menu. Our outdoor booth will become a space where people can purchase pasta kits and learn about environmental issues through food.

    Website

Food and drink menu on the day of the event

  • Pasta / Three kinds of mushrooms in cream sauce – ¥1,200
  • Pasta / Arrabbiata with passion – ¥1,200
  • Pasta/Coriandola – ¥1,200
  • Snacks and light meals
  • Craft beer – ¥990
  • Chamomile tea – ¥495

etc.

Special Event! 30 People Picnic

Why don’t we have a picnic on the lawn of Hisaya Oodori Park?

We can enjoy together upcycled craft beer! We will use leftover water-resistant fabric for the picnic sheets. Let’s have fun together at in the Loop under the warmth of the sun at Hisaya Odoori Park, right in the middle of Nagoya.

Book your spot now!

  • MiYO Organic

    Sustainable brand

    Let’s choose more enjoyable and eco-friendly products for daily use. MiYO Organic is a sustainable brand from Japan that makes possible an environmentally friendly lifestyle. The company develops and sells bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo cotton swabs, bamboo hair combs, and other products.

    Website

    Let’s choose more enjoyable and eco-friendly products for daily use. MiYO Organic is a sustainable brand from Japan that makes possible an environmentally friendly lifestyle. The company develops and sells bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo cotton swabs, bamboo hair combs, and other products.

    Website

  • sobolon

    Accesories made with marine plastic debris

    Let’s protect the Earth with “kawaii” (cuteness)

    We collect plastic debris washed ashore and use it to produce handmade jewelry. All of our products are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. We hope that everyone who holds one of our products in their hands will be able to enjoy their daily lives and feel the joy of coexisting with the Earth.

    Website

    Let’s protect the Earth with “kawaii” (cuteness)

    We collect plastic debris washed ashore and use it to produce handmade jewelry. All of our products are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. We hope that everyone who holds one of our products in their hands will be able to enjoy their daily lives and feel the joy of coexisting with the Earth.

    Website

  • Lune Lune by Circular Company SNT

    Paper upcycling brand

    SNT, a 105-year-old paper recycling company, is taking on the challenge of an upcycling project. Nowadays, the paper recycling industry is greatly influenced by the ongoing digitalization and an increasing paperless world. In addition to recycling, which is based on the premise that the produced paper will eventually be disposed of, our new brand Lune Lune expands into upcycling, in which value is added to the paper we sell.

    Lune Lune concept & story “The singer of Garbage Mountain”
    Once upon a time, there was a planet where everyone made their living only by fabricating things. One night, Lune sang a song to appeal to its inhabitants: “If you make things, you must also take responsibility for throwing them away”. However, they refused to listen to Lune’s song and began to burn their discarded items as a way to avoid living their lives surrounded by garbage. As a result, the planet became a star that was forever engulfed in flames. With the moon shining behind her, Lune never ceased singing the following question: “Don’t you think there is another way?”

    She kept on singing until the end of time.

    Website

    SNT, a 105-year-old paper recycling company, is taking on the challenge of an upcycling project. Nowadays, the paper recycling industry is greatly influenced by the ongoing digitalization and an increasing paperless world. In addition to recycling, which is based on the premise that the produced paper will eventually be disposed of, our new brand Lune Lune expands into upcycling, in which value is added to the paper we sell.

    Lune Lune concept & story “The singer of Garbage Mountain”
    Once upon a time, there was a planet where everyone made their living only by fabricating things. One night, Lune sang a song to appeal to its inhabitants: “If you make things, you must also take responsibility for throwing them away”. However, they refused to listen to Lune’s song and began to burn their discarded items as a way to avoid living their lives surrounded by garbage. As a result, the planet became a star that was forever engulfed in flames. With the moon shining behind her, Lune never ceased singing the following question: “Don’t you think there is another way?”

    She kept on singing until the end of time.

    Website

  • LOVST TOKYO

    Lifestyle brand

    LOVST TOKYO is a lifestyle brand that offers items made of plant-derived leather, such as apple leather created from discarded apples.

    At In the Loop, we will exhibit and sell original products such as shoulder bags, backpacks and multi wallets crafted using ultra-lightweight and water-resistant apple leather.

    Website

    LOVST TOKYO is a lifestyle brand that offers items made of plant-derived leather, such as apple leather created from discarded apples.

    At In the Loop, we will exhibit and sell original products such as shoulder bags, backpacks and multi wallets crafted using ultra-lightweight and water-resistant apple leather.

    Website

CO:RE COTTON RECYCLE EDWIN

The Japanese denim company EDWIN has launched the CO:RE project, a system to recycle worn-out jeans back into denim fabric and then into jeans products.

Any brand of denim and any condition is acceptable. Please bring them to this event and return them to the collection box. Those who return them will receive a coupon worth 500 yen that can be used at EDWIN offline stores and online stores!

  • EDWIN

    EDWIN CO.,LTD.

    Transforming a take-make-waste industry into a restorative circular economy. Launched in Tokyo in 1961, the EDWIN brand set the standard for Japanese denim production. In 2019, EDWIN USA launched with a new purpose: To radically transform the denim industry from a take-make-waste linear economy into a restorative circular economy that fosters mindful consumption.

    Transforming a take-make-waste industry into a restorative circular economy. Launched in Tokyo in 1961, the EDWIN brand set the standard for Japanese denim production. In 2019, EDWIN USA launched with a new purpose: To radically transform the denim industry from a take-make-waste linear economy into a restorative circular economy that fosters mindful consumption.

Other attractions include a window graphic recording by our guest artists, and a special decoration that repurposes discarded flowers! 

Recommended for …

  • Those who favor cute, environmentally and human-friendly products when shopping.
  • Those who are interested in vegan food, drinks and goods.
  • Those who are thinking of taking on the challenge of developing upcycled products.
  • Those who are interested in permaculture and its activities.
  • Those who are curious about what kind of new value will be created by future industries, products, food and drinks.
  • Those who are curious about FabCafe Nagoya

 

– Message from FabCafe for Offline Event Attendees –

Requested countermeasures against coronavirus infection include the following:

  • Please wear a mask to participate. Those who do not wear masks will not be allowed to participate.
  • Please take your temperature and disinfect your hands at the reception desk.
  • Please refrain from participating if your local government has issued a voluntary restraint order regarding outings and transportation in your area.
  • Please refrain from participating if you are not feeling well. (No cancellation fee will be charged.)
  • If the government, Aichi Prefecture, or Nagoya City requests to cancel store operations or offline activities, the event may be cancelled.

In the Loop is also held at FabCafe Tokyo on May 15th!

In the Loop vol.3 will be held at FabCafe Tokyo on May 15th! If you are in the Kanto area, please check it out as well.

“in the Loop” graphic design and illustration by Dai Gondo

Collaborator

  • Tomoka Shinoda

    Director of Business Planning at SNT

    On the stage of this play called life, my goal is to “reduce waste to zero through design and human ideas”.

    I’ve been telling different people that I hope my presence will spark new thoughts in others as well as myself, no matter how small they may be. Therefore, I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this project.

     

    On the stage of this play called life, my goal is to “reduce waste to zero through design and human ideas”.

    I’ve been telling different people that I hope my presence will spark new thoughts in others as well as myself, no matter how small they may be. Therefore, I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this project.

     

  • Natsuki Shimizu

    Earth representative
    Social designer
    Creative director

    Born in 1971, Gemini. I support innovation mainly for small and medium-sized companies with SDGs and Circulation as my main themes. I love to develop new products and projects, which I always try to do by fully immersing myself in their story.

    Born in 1971, Gemini. I support innovation mainly for small and medium-sized companies with SDGs and Circulation as my main themes. I love to develop new products and projects, which I always try to do by fully immersing myself in their story.

  • Wakana Goto

    Co-founder of CocoDeJapan

    Born in Tokyo, Japan, graduated from a U.S. University. Hoping to help change the social structures that generate poverty and discrimination, I worked for a women’s support and welfare-related NPO while working part-time. In 2019, I adopted a vegan lifestyle after getting to know the reality of environmental destruction and animal exploitation by the livestock industry.

    Born in Tokyo, Japan, graduated from a U.S. University. Hoping to help change the social structures that generate poverty and discrimination, I worked for a women’s support and welfare-related NPO while working part-time. In 2019, I adopted a vegan lifestyle after getting to know the reality of environmental destruction and animal exploitation by the livestock industry.

  • Takeshi Idei

    Co-founder of CocoDeJapan

    Born in Aichi, Japan and raised in the state of Hawaii, I started learning karate at the age of 14 and later became U.S. champion for three years. However, a fatigue fracture of the hip bone due to rigorous training eventually meant giving up the challenge of competing at international championships. When I returned to Japan, I studied cooking and design and started my own business after encountering veganism.

    Born in Aichi, Japan and raised in the state of Hawaii, I started learning karate at the age of 14 and later became U.S. champion for three years. However, a fatigue fracture of the hip bone due to rigorous training eventually meant giving up the challenge of competing at international championships. When I returned to Japan, I studied cooking and design and started my own business after encountering veganism.

  • Hinako Yamazaki

    sobolon founder

    I have dreamed of “solving environmental problems” since I was a child. In 2019, together with a junior high school classmate we launched sobolon, a line of ocean plastic jewelry, where I combine my specialties in the context of handmade and fashion. With the concept of “protecting the earth through cuteness,” sobolon aims to improve environmental issues in the world through the power of design and handmade products.

    I have dreamed of “solving environmental problems” since I was a child. In 2019, together with a junior high school classmate we launched sobolon, a line of ocean plastic jewelry, where I combine my specialties in the context of handmade and fashion. With the concept of “protecting the earth through cuteness,” sobolon aims to improve environmental issues in the world through the power of design and handmade products.

  • Miyo Yamamoto

    MiYO Organic founder

    Born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. I started “MiYO Organic”, a brand of eco-friendly organic daily necessities in May 2020 as a division of my family’s 45-year-old Nagoya-based store production company Howa Corporation. On the other hand, I also manage an online store specialized in sustainable take-out food containers.

    Born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. I started “MiYO Organic”, a brand of eco-friendly organic daily necessities in May 2020 as a division of my family’s 45-year-old Nagoya-based store production company Howa Corporation. On the other hand, I also manage an online store specialized in sustainable take-out food containers.

Organizers

Information

Date & Time

Sat, May 28, 2022 10:00 – 17:00 *The drink and food menus will be available from 9:00 to 20:00 h. UTC+09:00

Venue

FabCafe Nagoya
460-0002 Marunouchi 3-6-18, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

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Fee

*Please buy a drink at the cafe to join.

Organizers & Sponsors

Organizer: FabCafe
Coorganizer: Ekolokal
Support: OKB Research Institute

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Please reserve your ticket for the 30 people picnic and the workshop.
The rest of activities do not require reservation.

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