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February 23, 2012

Japanese Kraft Envelopes


From the website:



These envelopes aren't meant to be sent out with your electric bill. Styled and constructed like the 1950s-era internal document cases shuttling classified information from one hand to the next, these envelopes are made to last. The string closure, metal rivets, and thick paper mean they can be opened and closed over and over again, and saved for as long as you want to keep the contents.

They measure 6.69" x 4.53" and have two lines on the front (above) for labeling.


The envelopes are great for invitations, homemade cards, or for storing and organizing photographs, polaroids, love notes and other paper ephemera. Or use these for more utilitarian tasks, like saving receipts and carrying around printed flight and hotel information while traveling.


There are six envelopes to a box, and the box is fitted with the same string closure as the envelopes.

Use & Care

Wind the string around the two circular tabs so it's taut but without tugging. Use this with care and it will last you a long time.  

Production & Design

Japanese stationery maker Midori has been in the business since the 1950s. The designs seem pulled from the era, as does the utility and craftsmanship of their stationery. These envelopes are made with old-school craft paper — something you can see in the variations of the printing finish, and feel in the weight and texture of the paper.


Box of six: $10.

Also available in a smaller version (below)


measuring 4.72" x 3.14".


Box of six: $8.

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IF these envelopes are made truly of kraft paper, as the copy states and they appear to be, they are the *last* place you want to keep ephemera. Kraft paper is very acidic; your mementos will decay ever so much faster.

Posted by: MsRadoo | Feb 24, 2012 9:01:44 AM

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