This Furoshiki Mottainai Knot Cloth is made form organic cotton. It is specially designed to support the “Green Belt Movement” founded by Kenyan Professor Wangari Maathai (see product description). The Japanase “Mottainai” can be summed up in 3 words: Reduce, Reuse , Recycle (3R).
The MOTTAINAI campaign started as a way to spread a lifestyle that does not burden the global environment, creating an environmentally conscious society worldwide.
Made from organic cotton, this large 100cm square furoshiki is perfect for wrapping larger gifts or turning it into a stylish bag.
€47,00 – €70,00 incl. VAT
Dimensions: 100 x 100 cm
Weight: 162 grams
Material: 100% organic cotton
Origin: made in japan
The Japanese term “Mottainai” conveys a sense of regret over wasting: exclaiming “mottainai!” can be translated as “What a waste!”. The meaning of “MOTTAINAI” is also closely related to the careful management of global resources. Mottainai can be summed up in 3 words: Reduce, Reuse , Recycle (3R). Japanese environmentalists have used the term to encourage people to “reduce, reuse and recycle,” and Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai used the term at the United Nations as a slogan to promote environmental protection. The MOTTAINAI campaign started as a way to spread a lifestyle that does not burden the global environment, creating an environmentally conscious society worldwide.
A portion of the revenue from the sale of this product is donated by the supplier to the Green Belt Movement, founded by Wangari Muta Maathai, which focuses on reforestation.
WANGARI MUTA MAATHAIA
Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Kenya in 1940. She holds a degree in biological sciences and taught veterinary anatomy at Mount St. University of Nairobi. Wangari Muta Maathai was the first and first woman to obtain a doctorate in East and Central Africa (1977). She was deeply concerned about poverty and environmental destruction in her motherland. That is why, in the same year, she started forestry activities as the Green Movement, supported by poor women. As a result, the Nobel Peace Prize for Environment was awarded to an African environmentalist lady for the first time in 2004.
She was also Kenyan deputy minister of environment. Wangari Muta Maathai was appointed UN Peaceful Ambassador in 2009 and given a heavy responsibility as an environment and peace messenger. During her first visit to Japan in 2005, she was deeply moved by the philosophy of “MOTTAINAI”. Maathai proposed to disseminate the principle of the Mottainai as a global language for environmental protection.
She died on September 25, 2011.
100cm x 100cm