The Story of FLAT

From the Corners of Tatami to the Center of Craftwork

Tatami-beri (tatami-beri) are normally used to cover the rims of tatami mat,
but localites of the home of tatami-beri have found an ideal handicraft material in its wide variety of colors, patterns,
and materials, and their light and durable nature.
Kojima, the “town of fiber” known for school uniforms and homemade jeans, proudly presents the modern attraction of
tatami-beri by combining the hems, an integral part of the foundation of Japanese tradition, with advanced sewing technique.

The objects decorating the wall are a thousand different tatami-beri. Some of them are exclusively available at FLAT.

An entire wall of FLAT is adorned with colorful tatami-beri. The lineup boasts an astonishing one thousand variations. They are textiles unlike any other materials not only in colors and patterns but also in textures. From coin cases and card holders to belts and fashion accessories, tatami-beri are gaining popularity in forms of various daily items. By taking advantage of a factory outlet, we have limited items not included in catalogs.

Life with Tatami-beri We Envisage
And Our Thoughts on Tatami Mat

Tatami is an inseparable part of Japanese culture and lifestyle. Tatami-beri, decorating the borders of tatami, is also an integral part of tatami – their presence is so natural that Japanese hardly notice them in daily life. FLAT desires tatami-beri to always remain a part of our everyday life in whatever form, just like they used to be – this is our philosophy behind our tatami-beri and handicrafts made of them. The time we spend making something from tatami-beri, accessories made of them, and a tatami room colorfully decorated with them, are all part of our daily scenes. By selflessly creating these values, we aspire to preserve the presence of “tatami” in harmony with our time.