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In the Loop, vol.3 – A Circularity-Driven Popup Community Event

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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.

At the 3rd In the Loop, we will be serving the world's tastiest vegan mapo tofu by Chef Shinji Imai, selling stylish pineapple leather goods, making DIY soy candles and more! Come hang out to meet your next like-minded friend at the In the Loop!

Sun, May 15, 2022  UTC+09:00

11:00 – 16:00 The event is being held on the 1st and 2nd floor of FabCafe

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Please buy a drink at the cafe to join. *Please consider bringing your own cup, utensils, container and reusable-bag to reduce single-use paper and plastic. Swap Market, Workshop, and food & drink reservation fees are separate and recommended!

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  • 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.


  • Spicy and aromatic Sichuan cooking, umami-filled vegan cheese, even vegan donuts! These chefs are testing the limits of these internationally-loved dishes in a shockingly delicious and vegan way.

    How does vegan food become part of the mainstream? By providing an option that is even better than what is already on the market! Give your tastebuds a rare opportunity to experience to the texture, aromatics, and true craft behind our three vegan food offerings at the next In the Loop .

    Introducing the a mot tasty vegan Mapo Tofu which uses soy meat from LOVEG, which is produced by Organic Table by Lapaz. Cool the spice with the creamiest and dreamiest, cashew-based vegan cheese by Natsuki of Tokyo Veg Life. Looking for something to satiate a sweet tooth? How about Joey’s vegan donuts with a cup of coffee! A very rare and special, prize-winning Organic Japanese sake tasting flight pairs seamlessly with the vegan cheese plate.

In the Loop Popup Menu
*all prices are for in-house dining, not including tax

– A la carte DRINKS –
Organic Japanese sake tasting flight (4 kinds) – ¥1500
Organic Japanese sake (Glass)  – From ¥650~¥850
BREAD Craft Beer – ¥900

– A la carte FOOD –
LOVEG Vegan Mapo Tofu Plate*- ¥1300
TOKYO VEG LIFE faux-mage Guided tasting (8 kinds)* – ¥1500
TOKYO VEG LIFE faux-mage Tasting set (5 basic) – ¥2000
TOKYO VEG LIFE faux-mage Tasting set (3 premium) – ¥1700
TOKYO VEG LIFE faux-mage cheese cake* – ¥450
Joey’s Vegan Donuts – from ~¥450
*Eat-in only. 

– Set menu –
LOVEG Vegan Mapo Tofu Plate  + BREAD Beer – ¥1900

Supplies are limited! To reserve sign up here 👉 https://in-the-loop-vol-3.peatix.com

TOKYO VEG LIFE faux-mage products are made with organic cashew nuts and local ingredients, handcrafted with care and fermented with original lactic acid bacteria in the mountains of Nagano prefecture in Japan. They’re free of artificial flavoring, coloring, preservatives, and are also soy-free and gluten-free.

  • Rare, award-winning nihonshu ("Japanese sake") created with organic rice in Chiba prefecture will be served as a tasting flight and in a glass by Wine experts from apéro wine shop.

  • A variety of vegan donuts will be served, from ¥200~¥450 each.

  • LOVEG

    LOVEG Manager and Chef, Shinji Imai

    LOVE+VEGETABLE = LOVEG
    Revolutionize your dinner table with delicious, eco-friendly meals you can enjoy with the whole family. As a plant-based food brand, we love the earth and want to nourish our customers’ health with 100% plant energy. Soy meat produced by ORGANIC TABLE BY LAPAZ.

    LOVE+VEGETABLE = LOVEG
    Revolutionize your dinner table with delicious, eco-friendly meals you can enjoy with the whole family. As a plant-based food brand, we love the earth and want to nourish our customers’ health with 100% plant energy. Soy meat produced by ORGANIC TABLE BY LAPAZ.

  • TOKYO VEG LIFE

    Natsuki, TOKYO VEG LIFE Creator

    In 2018, after discovering veganism through her yoga practice, Natsuki opened a YouTube channel “TOKYO VEG LIFE” to share her journey on exploring a vegan, yogic and sustainable lifestyle. The channel now has 92K subscribers and is one of the most watched vegan YouTube channels in Japan. Natsuki also published her first recipe book in Feb. 2021 and launched her own vegan cheese brand “TOKYO VEG LIFE faux-mage” in Nov. 2021. 

    In 2018, after discovering veganism through her yoga practice, Natsuki opened a YouTube channel “TOKYO VEG LIFE” to share her journey on exploring a vegan, yogic and sustainable lifestyle. The channel now has 92K subscribers and is one of the most watched vegan YouTube channels in Japan. Natsuki also published her first recipe book in Feb. 2021 and launched her own vegan cheese brand “TOKYO VEG LIFE faux-mage” in Nov. 2021. 

  • Joey’s Donuts

    Joey, Founder of Joey's Donuts

    What truly defines a great donut? Come find out when you try Joey’s donuts. These donuts are vegan, soft, fresh, revolutionarily delicious and locally made. Currently only available at the coolest popups in Tokyo, Joey’s donuts are vegan donuts in Tokyo.

    What truly defines a great donut? Come find out when you try Joey’s donuts. These donuts are vegan, soft, fresh, revolutionarily delicious and locally made. Currently only available at the coolest popups in Tokyo, Joey’s donuts are vegan donuts in Tokyo.

  • apéro. wines

    Guillaume Dupérier and Chloé Venet, Wine Bosses at apéro.

    From Chloé: “My professional life started when I came from France to Japan. I had the project with my husband to create a place in Tokyo offering a new approach of French wines. That is how we founded apéro. wine bar Aoyama in 2014. The key part of this project was a thoroughly thought through sourcing and a great sense of hospitality. Over the years we build a constant community with producers sharing the same desire of making a more sustainable future from the environment point of view and the economic aspect. In 2021, we launched aperowines.com our online shop and I hope we can grow this community and spread the joy of drinking good and sustainable products.”

    From Chloé: “My professional life started when I came from France to Japan. I had the project with my husband to create a place in Tokyo offering a new approach of French wines. That is how we founded apéro. wine bar Aoyama in 2014. The key part of this project was a thoroughly thought through sourcing and a great sense of hospitality. Over the years we build a constant community with producers sharing the same desire of making a more sustainable future from the environment point of view and the economic aspect. In 2021, we launched aperowines.com our online shop and I hope we can grow this community and spread the joy of drinking good and sustainable products.”


  • Explore circular candles and mindfulness in this candle-making workshop using locally-sourced soy wax. Why soy wax?

    Unlike most candles in the market, which use the toxic and petroleum-based ingredient known as paraffin, soy is an environmentally-friendly, renewable resource.

    Soy wax is also better for one’s health and home, as it does not emit soot or smoke. On top of this, because of its low melting point, soy burns slower and more gradually than paraffin wax, and can give your home a relaxed atmosphere for a longer time.

    In this workshop, we welcome participants to breath new life into their old dried flowers, stale coffee beans, etc., by adding them into their own DIY soy candles.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Session ①: 11:00-13:30
Session ②: 13:30-15:00
Session ③: 15:00-17:30

Cost: 5,000 yen (includes a cafe drink)
Capacity: 6 people per session (first-come-first-served basis)

Language: Held in Japanese, English support provided
Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.

For reservations, please click here 👉https://in-the-loop-vol-3.peatix.com/

What to bring:
・Dried flowers old coffee beans, etc. to add to the candle (*optional)
・A bag to carry the candle home.
・If you are worried about getting wood dust on your cloths, please wear clothes that can get dirty or an apron.

  • pado pado candle

    Nami Ichikawa, Mindfulness artist, pado pado candle Founder

    pado pado candle uses domestically produced soybean wax for making and selling candles as well as conducting mindful candle-making workshops. pado pado candle supports the cycle of nature and the cycle of thoughts by putting dried flowers that were intended to be discarded, items that were gifted, and other items with a connection with into candles. The founder, Nami Ichikawa, also hosts mindfulness events, offering time to feel, “I am here, now”.

    pado pado candle uses domestically produced soybean wax for making and selling candles as well as conducting mindful candle-making workshops. pado pado candle supports the cycle of nature and the cycle of thoughts by putting dried flowers that were intended to be discarded, items that were gifted, and other items with a connection with into candles. The founder, Nami Ichikawa, also hosts mindfulness events, offering time to feel, “I am here, now”.


  • Did you know, second to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world?

    One way that we, as consumers, can make a difference is by extending the life of our clothes and giving already existing cloths a new home. Through swapping events, we can reduce our impact on the environment and save money. If you have any unwanted clothing, accessories or small household items, join us at FabCafe MTRL (2F) for an afternoon of swapping and networking with local people who are passionate about sustainability.

    Do you have any used denim that you would like to have recycled? Next to the swap shop will be a drop off box for recycling your used denim.

SWAP SHOP INFORMATION

Time:
If you have items to swap, please arrive between 11AM-2PM.
From 11AM-2PM, you will have first dibs on the swap items available!

From 2PM to 4PM, the swap shop will open to non-swappers and remaining items will available for unlimited pickup.

Cost: ¥500 (for donators, swappers, anybody and everybody)

To reserve sign up here 👉 https://in-the-loop-vol-3.peatix.com

What to bring to swap:
Your best, clean, undamaged clothing, hats, scarves, shoes (must have decent soles, in wearable condition), accessories such as bags, belts, jewelry (no earrings), small household items such as plants, home decor, etc.

Please bring a MAXIMUM of 10 items.

All items must be clean and undamaged (no rips, stains, holes, etc.). Only bring your best items which you would be happy to receive yourself! Please no electrical items, underwear, swimwear, bedding or sheets or medium or large furniture.

Every item will be checked for quality and cleanliness, please be aware of the season and know that not all items will necessarily be accepted if off-season, etc.

TAKE HOME as many items as you want!

Everyone is welcome, whether you have items to donate or not. There will be an opportunity to network and share your experiences and tips related to sustainability and fashion. Any items without a new home after 4pm will be donated to Furugi de vaccine (古着deワクチン)!

Please disinfect and thoroughly wash your clothes and items to be swapped.

  • Homage Tokyo

    Hargianto Pradi and Mayu, Homage Tokyo Co-founders

    Homage Tokyo was created to connect people to things. As the name suggests, we want to give respect and show appreciation to the “things” and the “people” who made, owned and gave beauty to their things/belongings. We do this through activities and workshops that tell a story, such as Swap Events and How-To Workshops. We believe connecting people to things that have history and story helps in spreading fun, awareness, and appreciation.

    Homage Tokyo was created to connect people to things. As the name suggests, we want to give respect and show appreciation to the “things” and the “people” who made, owned and gave beauty to their things/belongings. We do this through activities and workshops that tell a story, such as Swap Events and How-To Workshops. We believe connecting people to things that have history and story helps in spreading fun, awareness, and appreciation.

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 1,000 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.


  • Well-designed new sustainable goods market by LAERSTERENN, Rus Jewelry, and Mikan bags.

    Researching products that compliment your commitment to a circular economy lifestyle can be overwhelming. We have curated a small market of sustainable goods that are both good for the earth and stylish.

    Did you know? Pineapple leather is not only strong, but also flexible, light and breathable. Recycled silver is just as pure and beautiful as non-recycled silver! And, upcycled kimonos make very cool and stylish bags. Come check out our new goods market and find a new addition to your collection or a responsibly-sourced gift for a friend!

  • Rus Jewelry

    Mai Saito, Jewelry Designer, Founder of Rus Jewelry

    Mai began her career working in the fashion industry in Tokyo, Japan, later taking her all the way to New York to study Fine Arts and Jewelry design at Parsons School of Design. While developing her vision for her brand, Mai prioritized design with sustainability. Rus, founded in 2017, merges Mai’s passion for design with sourcing ethical materials. Process and experimentation are at the heart of Mai’s practice. Each piece of Rus Jewelry is hand-made with care and thought while being strongly influenced by abstract art and nature. Rus Jewelry is made in NY/Tokyo using ethically sourced and recycled materials from jewelry scrap, material used in dental treatment, and hardware of computers or phones that we used everyday. 

    Mai began her career working in the fashion industry in Tokyo, Japan, later taking her all the way to New York to study Fine Arts and Jewelry design at Parsons School of Design. While developing her vision for her brand, Mai prioritized design with sustainability. Rus, founded in 2017, merges Mai’s passion for design with sourcing ethical materials. Process and experimentation are at the heart of Mai’s practice. Each piece of Rus Jewelry is hand-made with care and thought while being strongly influenced by abstract art and nature. Rus Jewelry is made in NY/Tokyo using ethically sourced and recycled materials from jewelry scrap, material used in dental treatment, and hardware of computers or phones that we used everyday. 

  • LAERSTERENN

    Moeko Mineyama, Bag & Accessory Designer

    After working as a handbag designer for 9 years and seeing behind the scenes of world’s fashion industry, Moeko realized it didn’t match to her values so she launched one of the first Japanese vegan and ethical accessory brands called LAERSTERENN in 2020. LAERSTERENN is a brand that creates wallets and accessories inspired by our inner joy and appreciation of nature. All items are handcrafted using environmentally friendly and cruelty free materials. Recognized officially as an ideal ethical shopping destination by Japanese Consumer Agency, they also appear in major magazines around the world. The wallets being sold at In the Loop are made from the sustainable material, Pineapple leather.

    After working as a handbag designer for 9 years and seeing behind the scenes of world’s fashion industry, Moeko realized it didn’t match to her values so she launched one of the first Japanese vegan and ethical accessory brands called LAERSTERENN in 2020. LAERSTERENN is a brand that creates wallets and accessories inspired by our inner joy and appreciation of nature. All items are handcrafted using environmentally friendly and cruelty free materials. Recognized officially as an ideal ethical shopping destination by Japanese Consumer Agency, they also appear in major magazines around the world. The wallets being sold at In the Loop are made from the sustainable material, Pineapple leather.

  • Mikan Bags

    Clémentine Sandner, Mikan Bags Founder, Creative Designer, Upcycler

    Clémentine Sandner is the founder and creative designer behind the accessory label mikan. Her brand name comes from the Japanese translation of her first name (Clémentine in French). She calls herself an “upcycler” and is driven by the challenge of recreating new and covetable items, from what is seemingly waste. Mikan is recycling antique kimono fabric via 3 missions: First, in creating unique bags. Various designs, from casual bumbags to sophisticated purses, available in the online store. Each piece is unique and handmade. Second, custom orders. Your perfect Mikan bag doesn’t exist yet? Let’s create it! Third, DIY workshops. Join a sewing class where you can learn how to create your own Mikan bag by yourself.

    Clémentine Sandner is the founder and creative designer behind the accessory label mikan. Her brand name comes from the Japanese translation of her first name (Clémentine in French). She calls herself an “upcycler” and is driven by the challenge of recreating new and covetable items, from what is seemingly waste. Mikan is recycling antique kimono fabric via 3 missions: First, in creating unique bags. Various designs, from casual bumbags to sophisticated purses, available in the online store. Each piece is unique and handmade. Second, custom orders. Your perfect Mikan bag doesn’t exist yet? Let’s create it! Third, DIY workshops. Join a sewing class where you can learn how to create your own Mikan bag by yourself.


  • FabCafe

    FabCafe is a series of ‘Fab’ innovation labs that specialize in creating products, services and experiences of the future. Founded in Tokyo in 2012, FabCafe’s global network now serves and fosters creative communities in 12 locations around the world, including Bangkok, Barcelona, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Tolouse and many more.

    FabCafe is a series of ‘Fab’ innovation labs that specialize in creating products, services and experiences of the future. Founded in Tokyo in 2012, FabCafe’s global network now serves and fosters creative communities in 12 locations around the world, including Bangkok, Barcelona, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Tolouse and many more.

  • Ekolokal

    Our mission with Ekolokal is to enable you to make more eco-friendly choices with regards to food! With Ekolokal, you can discover and visit unexpectedly eco-friendly stores in your area. This means that most of the stores on our platform are not marketed as eco-friendly however they are flexible enough to accommodate eco-conscious consumers who are vegan, want to reduce plastic wastem etc. Not only are doing something good for the environment and your health, but also supporting local businesses. Ekolokal is also a positive community where you can get inspired, find motivation and connect with each other!
    Our mission with Ekolokal is to enable you to make more eco-friendly choices with regards to food! With Ekolokal, you can discover and visit unexpectedly eco-friendly stores in your area. This means that most of the stores on our platform are not marketed as eco-friendly however they are flexible enough to accommodate eco-conscious consumers who are vegan, want to reduce plastic wastem etc. Not only are doing something good for the environment and your health, but also supporting local businesses. Ekolokal is also a positive community where you can get inspired, find motivation and connect with each other!
  • Dai Gondo

    In the Loop Graphic Illustrator

    Dai Gondo is a Paris – Tokyo based Freelance Creative Designer creator of images with an essence of grace, delicacy and beauty. His main skills are Graphic Design in the broadest sense: Brand Identity, Illustration, Packaging, Typography, Web Design etc… He believes in attention to detail, in beauty of color, refinement, and timelessness. He is always curious to try new things and challenge himself for new amazing projects!

    Website: http://www.daigondo.jp/ 

    Dai Gondo is a Paris – Tokyo based Freelance Creative Designer creator of images with an essence of grace, delicacy and beauty. His main skills are Graphic Design in the broadest sense: Brand Identity, Illustration, Packaging, Typography, Web Design etc… He believes in attention to detail, in beauty of color, refinement, and timelessness. He is always curious to try new things and challenge himself for new amazing projects!

    Website: http://www.daigondo.jp/ 

– 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.
・If you are not feeling well, please refrain from participating.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

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Date & Time

Sun, May 15, 2022 11:00 – 16:00 The event is being held on the 1st and 2nd floor of FabCafe UTC+09:00

Venue

FabCafe Tokyo
150-0043 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-22-7 Dogenzaka Pier 1F
tel. 03-6416-9190
https://fabcafe.com/jp/tokyo/
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Fee

Please buy a drink at the cafe to join. *Please consider bringing your own cup, utensils, container and reusable-bag to reduce single-use paper and plastic. Swap Market, Workshop, and food & drink reservation fees are separate and recommended!

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