Journal #26

Hiba Wood

On our online shop, we are now very happy to make room for two new products: Hiba Wood wild incense spray and Hiba Wood oil, perfect for your homes and wardrobes, and whose essence now pervades your new Emil’s garment.

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN IS FULL OF LITTLE, PRECIOUS GEMS.
As a designer, it is important to be connected with the world around you, as it is important to be aware of the great cultures you are surrounded by. My fascination with Japan is no surprise. I have huge respect for its culture and crafts, which inspire me constantly, drawing me every day closer to their refined sense of aesthetic rigor.

Besides my innate desire to create and design clothing, at the heart of Emil’s collections there’s a strong and growing commitment towards sustainability. Having a child and knowing that what I am doing right now, no matter what, is going to hit his future, incentives me to move towards an even more conscious direction, sustaining and supporting those realities who are really trying to make a difference.

FINDING BEAUTY IN THE UNEXPECTED 
The fusion of what I have mentioned above led me to come across Cul de Sac and its Aomori Hiba Wood products. Aomori Hiba is a slow-growing cypress tree whose wood has been used in the construction of temples and notable buildings throughout Japan for centuries. Cul de Sac extracts the natural Hiba oil from the wood waste of over 250 years-old Aomori Hiba wood through water vapor distillation, thus recycling this useful and pleasing material.

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