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¥320,209
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 12 2018 7:01 AM UTC +00:00

About

 Have you ever thought about getting shark skin leather products?

Shark skin leather is known as high quality resource all over the world. It is so rare resource since the only shark we can use is Blue Shark and the process is really difficult.

We, Atelier Shark Japan, producing products made of Shark Skin, which is rare all over the world.

We are introducing wallet that makes good use of limited marine resource.

That is….

Combining functionality with sleek, elegant design.

 Smooth and Durable

 Water resistance

Shark doesn't have pores, unlike another leather. That's why, it has a good resistance for water.

 Soft

Even the shark leather is much softer than the cow leather, it has same durability.

 Fine and smooth texture

Dyeing 100% botanical makes the leather beautiful, and polish.

 As a functional wallet, we designed the card holder conveniently so you just need one hand to take out your card.

Do you have Cards, Coins or Bills?

You can easily store them ALL in our ~鮫風~.

These vibrant colors can be accomplished due to the tremendous dying skill of our local Japanese craftsmen. Our 100% botanical dyeing requires skilled hand work. The bright and shiny leather surfaces cannot be produced by machines.

Hello! We are Atelier Shark Japan, based in Kobe.

We, Atelier Shark Japan, produce shark skin leather products that are all 100% made in Japan by local craftsmen.

We are launching this project because we want to bring people’s attention to the fact that shark skin can be used for excellent leather products.

 Hi, I am Yuki Tokii, CEO of Atelier Shark. 

When I came across Shark Skin leather I was impressed how elegant and moderate the shark leather is. 

Shark leather has feature that remind me of the flow of limpid water. We started Atelier Shark because we want to bring out the goodness of the shark leather.

Our project started after the East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Our leather is specifically sourced from the kesen-numa area that suffered the most damage from this natural disaster.

In an effort to revitalize the local community we started "Atelier Shark" in 2016. By showcasing our local products and story to the world we can help restore social and financial prosperity to the Kesen-numa region and reduce the dependence on charitable organizations.

We understand that some people have a negative image when it comes to using shark-based products due to fining and overfishing.

In Kesen-numa, we are NOT "Finning". We are NOT wasting any parts of the shark. It has been confirmed that the number of blue sharks around these areas has increased gradually since 2000. We recognize the potential sustainability problem. Therefore, we control and limit the production volume.

Our product stands by the principles of one life, one Earth. As a specialist in shark skin products, we ensure that there is zero waste.

Meat, bones, and fins are used for various local delicacies, while shark teeth are used for accessories. Each wallet is produced individually, without mass production, by one of our highly skilled craftsmen.

Through our project, we have been featured in various media outlets such as magazines and shopping malls. Through our project, CEO Yuki Tokii were recognized as "100 Kobe" by the Kobe government, a top 100 future Kobe-based company, and people.

 
Also, we opened a store at "伊勢丹"(ISETAN) which has the world's largest sales amount in offline store.

                                                                                                     

Creating these premium products requires masterful leather sewing, dying and tanning. 

Throughout the entire production process skilled Japanese craftsmen are needed. Over the years this has developed into a traditional Japanese craft.

Even the most minute erroris not allowed in our production process. We measure the dimensions of each individual product to ensure the correct edge thickness. This attention to detail is why Atelier Shark products are extremely durable.

 When you touch this wallet, you must be surprised every detail.

Thinness, Lightness, Convenience, Smoothness, Toughness.

As we mentioned earlier, our project was inspired by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. The earthquake destroyed infrastructure, natural landscapes, while taking the lives of many local citizens.

The Kesen-numa region is heavily dependent on the fishing industry. Prior to this natural disaster, the industry was flourishing.

There have been examples of other regions in Japan that have been able to recover from natural disasters.

Recovering from a disaster does not just involve re-building infrastructure. Recovery in Kesen-numa involves getting back to "daily life", creating social well being, educational outlets and employment opportunities.

We started this project to achieve long-term restoration in the Kesen-numa area.

We believe that, continuous and self-sustaining economy is critical for the long-term prosperity in Kesen-numa.

We believe that through showcasing the craftsmanship of our locals to the world, we can create social and economic prosperity in the Kesen-numa region.

                                                             
  
 

Risks and challenges

We understand that some people have a negative image when it comes to using shark-based products due to fining and overfishing.
In Kesen-numa, we are NOT "Finning". We are NOT wasting any parts of the shark. It has been confirmed that the number of blue sharks around these areas has increased gradually since 2000. We recognize the potential sustainability problem. Therefore, we control and limit the production volume.

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