Dyeing Experience Event Held Using Discarded Vegetables

September 23, 2023

Dyeing Experience Event Held Using Discarded Vegetables

We aim to create a workplace environment where employees can work in their own unique way. In collaboration with "YourField Tsukuba," an organization supporting the continuous employment of people with disabilities, and "futashiba248," a retailer of sustainable fashion items, we hosted a vegetable harvesting and dyeing experience event using discarded vegetables on September 23, 2023, Saturday. This event was held at "Gokigen Farm," operated by "YourField Tsukuba."

The event was conceived from our company's commitment to promoting the employment of people with disabilities. Through interaction with individuals with disabilities, the event aimed to deepen understanding about disabilities and to reflect on our logo's embedded message, "Be unique. Be equal."—signifying that while we are all different, we stand together as one.

The event was attended by 50 of our employees who work at the "ZOZOBASE" Logistics Center, which is known for its inclusive employment of many individuals with disabilities, as well as their families and friends. During the event, they harvested peppers, peanuts, and eggplants. They also created dye from vegetables that were destined to be discarded for not meeting commercial distribution standards, often due to insect damage, and used this dye to color drawstring bags. Despite using the same dye, the resulting patterns were unique to each individual, symbolizing the essence of our motto, "Be unique. Be equal." Participants expressed their thoughts, with one saying, "We all think differently, which is important for mutual support." Another remarked, "The event was truly wonderful."

We will continue to engage both internally and externally to create a well-being society where all employees, regardless of disability, can work comfortably and enjoyably.

Date of Implementation
Saturday, September 23, 2023

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YourField Tsukuba