SDGs] "Mottainai" and "Itadakimasu

SYRINX's small leather goods business had a unique start from "Mottainai.
Founded as an audio brand, SYRINX was characterized by speakers with soft bodies made of leather.
We searched for leather that was good for sound and came across vacchetta leather, which has a beautiful color and gloss due to aging. However, manufacturing speakers produces a large amount of scrap wood.
With this in mind, we began to
develop leather items using the scraps
.
This policy is still carried on in our various initiatives today.

1 Showroom Everywhere

Samples used for photo shoots and interviews, returned products, and B-grade products with scratches, etc. This initiative was started to make effective use of these unusable products.
This service allows you to send samples to your home and actually use them for a few days.
We started this service because we want to use up the life we have received with care.

2 "Musubu® Key Case," the ultimate use of scrap wood

This small key case full of ideas was developed to reduce the amount of discarded leather as much as possible by making effective use of the scraps after removing large products such as clutch bags.
Although we only produce this product when we have large pieces of scrap leather, it is very reasonably priced because it utilizes leather that would otherwise be disposed of.

3 Reduction of Waste

Dummy card attached to a wallet. After the wallet is purchased, it becomes useless and is destined to be discarded. The dummy card can be used as a multi-functional ruler.

4 De-plasticization of packaging

Illegally discarded plastics are a serious source of marine pollution. Non-woven fabrics and OPP bags are also used extensively in the packaging of leather products. However, after opening, most of them are discarded.
SYRINX reduces the use of these plastics as much as possible by converting OPP bags into paper sleeves and non-woven fabrics into thin paper.
In order to achieve this, the understanding of our customers is essential. We ask for your understanding that there may be some bite or scuff marks on the outer box during storage and transportation.

5 Paperless

We are working on a paperless system whereby maintenance methods and handling precautions for leather common to all products are posted on each product page, and at the same time, information is provided to purchasers individually via e-mail. (Instructions may be enclosed for points requiring special attention.) Some products do not come with any instructions.
Some products do not come with any instruction manuals, and we do not provide paper product catalogs or pamphlets. We appreciate your understanding.

Mottainai" and "Itadakimasu

Cows and pigs are not raised to produce leather. Hides are a byproduct of cows that have been slaughtered, and if they are not used effectively as leather, they can only be incinerated.
In other words, leather is an environmentally friendly recycled material that embodies the spirit of "mottainai" (what a waste).
In Japan, we have a wonderful saying, "Itadakimasu" ("Itadakimasu" means itadakimasu).
It is the responsibility of those who take away life to be grateful for it and to use it carefully.
(For the same reason, we also sell " LOG " speakers made from Ezo deerskin.)

Leather and the Environment

Global warming caused by methane gas from cattle rearing is a serious problem, and as meat substitutes become more prevalent, the number of cattle being raised will decline. In parallel with leather, there is also a need to research the possibilities of other materials in the future.
However, as long as people raise cows, SYRINX will continue to use leather with care and gratitude for the lives it has given us.