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Yesterday I found myself in the position of having more things to carry than hands and arms, they weren't heavy things but they were more than I could handle without a bag. I'm one of those persons that feel carrying a handbag is more of an inconvenience, I don't feel the need to bring things with me when I'm out, my house key and phone is all I need and those fit well in the deep pockets of the trousers I was wearing. 

Well, the joke was on me because there I was, no bag, no extra helping hands, just me, the dozen things I had just picked up  and a need to transport my things from point A to point B. That's when I realized the Velo top, which I was wearing under my jacket, was more versatile than I had originally planned.

There is a Japanese custom that consists of a type of traditional wrapping cloth that is eco-friendly and mostly used for carrying goods or wraping gifts called furoshiki. 

In times of need, creativity is essential.

Here's a simple tutorial on how to turn your Velo top in a furoshiki.

1. Fold the top in half, and the again in half to make a square.


2. Place the object to carry in the center.


3. Fold one of the corners in, tucking it under the object on the opposite side.


4. Fold the corner across and tuck under.


5. Pinch the two sides of one of the corners left, closest to the object, to tuck on the fold of the corner to meet the opposite one.


6. Repeat with the other side and knot twice. Pick up your things and go!

I hope that like me, you find new ways to wear and use your ALYEN clothes everyday. 


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  • Lovely!!

    Aurora on

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