TEMBEA is a bag brand founded in 2004.
Each bag is designed with a unique purpose. Some bags are designed especially to carry bread, other for toys, newspaper, textbooks, vegetables and so on.
We choose canvas fabric and find inspiration in it. The style and shape must be quaint and simplistic.
The Materials used change to a softer texture as you use these bags, just like jeans become accustomed to your body.
Most of the bags have no partitions or pockets. Our approach is keep them free and simple.
TEMBEA means “Wandering”. The bags make you feel like exploring with them. We aim to make long lasting products as a tool that pursues timeless design.

Staff Credit
Direction:MOKA STORE
Styling,Text:Chieko Koga(MOKA STORE)
Photo:Nao Shimizu


素材はコットンキャンバス地を使用。コットンキャンバスにパラフィン加工(特殊ワックス)を施しているため、通常の物より防水性に優れています。コットンキャンバスに使っているコーマ糸(Combed yarn)は、紡績工程のなかで綿花に含まれる短い繊維や夾雑物を取り除いた糸。繊維が長く均一なので糸ムラが少なく、独特の光沢と耐久性を素材にもたらしてくれます。

Many of our bags are made of special cotton canvas that has been treated with paraffin, a type of wax that repels water. The yarn in our canvas is made of combed cotton fibers. This yarn is very strong and firm because of the combing process, which selects the longest cotton fibers and makes them straight and clean before they are spun into yarn. This also gives the yarn a distinctive, lustrous appearance. Because it is woven with an old-fashioned shuttle loom, our canvas has a solid selvedge edge. The looms that makes our canvas have been working for 40 or 50 years. The beautiful selvedge is one unique point of our canvas, and we often use it as part of our designs.