Japan Earthquake Relief: A symbolic charity accessory

Competition Details

"Unfold" reusable tote

by Garima Panika

“ We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make our world. The thought manifests as the word, the word manifests as the deed, the deed develops into habit and habit hardens into character. So watch the though and it’s ways with care and let it spring from love and concern for all human beings.” – Buddha

The “unfold” resusable tote is inspired by the Japanese flag, but also by the purity of thoughts, words and actions of each human being in this time of crisis, to support Japan. The circle in the middle of the flag represents the sun. Japan's name translates to "The land of the rising sun." The white represents honesty and purity and the red disc is a sun symbol meaning brightness, sincerity and warmth.

These resusabe totes are designed with a surprise white color on the inside to reveal the unlimited potential and purity of each human being as events unfold. The outer red cover unzips and transforms into a usable front pocket. They are super lightweight, easy to carry in a purse and a fun bag to support Japan and do good while living our daily lives.

Made in India from polysilk and saree border ”unfold” is new way of looking at ordinary everyday objects and integrating form, function, color and material to create value through design. The compact size of “unfold” is 4” x 8” and full size is 16” T x 15” W

“As you meet various trials and difficulties, thus polishing all the many facets of the jewel which is life, you will learn to walk that supreme pathway of humanity” – Daisaku Ikeda