CTFJ x TSL Vintage Love Letter Pouch (2 sizes)
This is a vintage style Love Letter pouch of CTFJ x TSL collaboration in 2 sizes (postcard size and Letter Pad size) with a leather postage shape patch sewed in front. A beautiful brass button with TSL logo is used for a button. Great to store postcards, small notebook, paper bits and pieces, a smart phone etc.
An idea, born and come-alive from a friendship between 3 ladies that just love all things stationery. A simple, yet functional pouch to store your items while you are on your travels. Handmade from durable, and slightly water resistant, paraffin canvas. With this pouch, you will receive two journal newsletters where we talk about our visit to The Superior Labor and how this Love Letter pouch was born. Also you will receive a set of 2 exclusive postcards from The Superior Labor with the journal newsletters.
* Size (small): 12cm x 17cm (4.7" x 6.7")
* Size (large): 15.3cm x 22cm (6" x 8.6")
* Material: Paraffin canvas fabric, Brass, Leather
* Maker: The Superior Labor
* Made in Japan
* Please note that the edge may become distressed and fray, but it will not run.
**A little bit about the story behind this product**
The idea of this pouch was born in autumn 2019 when I (Ayako) visited the TSL team in Okayama with my good friends Esther who works with the TSL as a TSL agent and Mits, the owner of a stationery subscription box called The Stationery Selection. During that trip, we learned a lot about the love and passion the TSL team puts in creating a product, and we all got so inspired by them. On the way back home, three of us started to talk about what a dream product we would love to have for ourselves. Since all of us love writing cards during a trip, we wanted something fun to store and carry postcards. One said, "So it should be a flat pouch", and another said "How about if it looks like an envelope?" and the other said, "Oh then it should be in the shape of an envelope!" On the airplane, we started to make a prototype of the pouch using a barf bag on the seat pocket, and by the time we were back in Tokyo, we had our first paper prototype pouch!
Esther made a proper paper prototype (because ours was made using a barf bag from the airplane, haha) and showed it to Makoto, the owner of The Superior Labor. He liked the idea and helped us to make this idea into a real product.
We were working on releasing this pouch for July 23rd 2020, the Japanese Letter Writing Day called Fumi no Hi, but in spring of 2020, the COVID-19 hit the world making the international shipping impossible. Therefore, the project remained stand by for a while.
By the summer of 2020, the international shipping was gradually back again and the Love Letter pouch was again on the table. The TSL also joined the project, and in the autumn of 2020, TSL was the first to release the product exclusive for Japanese market. And now, Cute Things from Japan, The Stationery Selection and Wanderlust by T.S.L, the sister brand of The Superior Labor, have the Love Letter pouch available for international!
Cute Things from Japan carries original Love Letter pouch that are available exclusive for TSL official shop and Japanese market, and as CTFJ exclusive designs, we have a vintage version of elegant beige and love letter version of sweet shade of pink. We hope our Love Letter pouch will add little happiness during this difficult time!
* To read more story behind this product, please visit Wunderlust by T.S.L. and Mits from The Stationery Selection.