2つの素材の特性を生かしてPLECO のバッグは作られています。

PLECO bags are made with two eco friendly fabrics. One is plant-origin "polylactic acid(PLA)" which naturally decomposes into soil and is non-toxic when burned. The other is "recycled polyester(recycled PET)" which enables various textile expressions. We set the Japanese traditional mild-toned colors which help the bags fit well with various people and situations. Multiple sizes and forms also enable both kids and adults to carry.

About our materials 素材の話

土中で自然に分解し、焼却しても有毒ガスが出ない植物由来の"ポリ乳酸(PLA)"と"再生ポリエステル"2つの素材の特性を生かしてPLECO のバッグは作られています。

PLECO bags are made with two fabrics. One is plant-origin "polylactic acid(PLA)" which naturally decomposes into soil and is non-toxic when burned, the other is "recycled polyester(recycled PET)". Whole materials of PLA bags including the care labels, threads and tags are plant-origin which return to soil. Therefore, they are biodegradable and deteriorate over time.
Generally, the bags become unusable in about a year for heavy users, 2 to 4 years for those who use them sometimes, 5 to 6 years without using. But please note this is a guide. The usable duration varies in environments and situations. When the decomposition starts, the bags tear easily. Please stop using them once they start getting torn. Please visit "how to care" page for further information about PLA and pleated items care. We are producing particular color items with recycled PET such as red and black which is not available with PLA. Please note that PET items do not return to soil.



Polylactic acid fibers

Since polylactic acid is a material derived from corn, it is naturally decomposed by bacteria in the soil and becomes carbon dioxide and water when burned, which is earth-friendly for you to handle as kitchen garbage. Also it has a particle of antibacterial activity. From the perspective of the life cycle assessment(LCA) considering the environmental effects from production to disposal, polylactic acid(PLA) fibers use low digestible energy during production whose environmental impact is very low. On the other hand, they have delicate aspect that they are decomposed and torn by placing them in high heat and humidity. The durability of the bag depends on each situation and environment of users, which we cannot tell you exactly how many years you can keep it for. All the notes on the usage we would like you to understand are on the how-to-care page. Please ensure that you have read them before using.

About our colors 色の話


The color series are customized by seasons using the Japanese traditional colors as a motif. As you can tell from the color name, they are characteristic with the subtle tone derived from natural objects. Please note that the colors change by seasons.

02 照柿(Terigaki) ORANGE
Dark reddish orange like ripe persimmon.
03 紅藤(Benifuji) PURPLE
Red-tinged mauve or pale reddish purple de ed from wisteria flower.
04 濃縹(Kokihanada) BLUE
The darkest color in the pure single indigo dyed blue.
05 石竹(Sekichiku) PINK
Palered like flower "Seki-chiku" of Caryophyllaceous plants.
06 納戸鼠(Nandonezu) GRAY
Gray blue-green. Dark blue seen in the storeroom("nando").
12 藍色(Aiiro) BLUE GRAY
Among the colors made from idigo dyes, the exact one named as "Aiiro" in the Edo period which is handed down until today.
13 菜の花(Nanohana) YELLOW
A little greeny yellow you find in the rapeseed fields.
14 鉄紺(Tetsukon) NAVY
Deep green blue between navy and iron which derives from an iron glaze for pottery.
19 青磁(Seiji) MINT
Celadon porcelain in China, espescially the whitish green color which Kinuta celadon has.
20 芥子(Karashi) MUSTARD
Mustards. The spice powder made from the seeds of mustards.
21 銀鼠/素色(Gin-nezu/Shiroiro) SILVER/BEIGE
色名としての銀は明るい色の形容であり、明るい灰色をさす / 晒さない繊維そのものの色
Light gray. "Gin" is silver but as a color it refers to bright, / The original color of non-bleached fibers.
23 木賊色(Tokusairo) GREEN
The stem of rough horsetail of pteridophyte.
24 煉瓦色(Rengairo) BRICK RED
The reddish brown brick.
25 憲法色(Kenpoiro) BROWN
A Reddish dark brown dye invented by a swordsman Kenpo Yoshioka.
17 猩々緋(Shojyohi) RED
Yellowish deep red which derives from "Shojo", a legendary creature in China.
18 濡羽色(Nurehairo) BLACK
Glossy black like crow feathers.
22 猩々緋/濡羽色(Shojyohi/Nurehairo) RED/BLACK
Yellowish deep red / Glossy black like crow feathers.

About technology of kna plus kna plus にまつわる技術

『kna plus』には自社の織物の技術だけでなく、様々な力(+α)が加わって商品ができています。
kna plus の商品はたくさんの人たちに支えられながらできています。

"kna plus" products are fabricated not only with its weaving technology but also with various creating powers a "plus". In PLECO bags, the technologies in Hokuriku region(Northwestern part of Japan)that we can be proud of in the world gathered together such as yarn processing, weaving, dyeing, sewing, and pleating. The development has also been in cooperation with the Industrial Technology Center of Fukui prefecture. Therefore, thery are filled with lots of people's hands, thoughts and technologies. Kna plus continues creating products with the support of many people.