The word ‘washi’ is made up of ‘wa’ meaning Japanese and ‘shi’ meaning paper. Needless to say we caught the ‘washi bug’ and just had to spread it J
So what type of creative/crafty person doesn't
love washi tape?! We love it! We first found out about a local KZN business Washi Bug after seeing them at a few markets and fairs around Durban. They have such a brilliant range of tapes that looking at their products is like being in washi heaven! While they are local for us, their online shop makes them very accessible to the rest of the country too.
They are also one of the awesome sponsors for our Christmas Giveaway
(if you haven't entered yet, get on that here
!), and we are absolutely obsessed with the gorgeous gold and white washi tape they sent us for our giveaway gift pack - we wish we could keep it for ourselves!
There is no doubt you'll find something you like at their online shop, with over 500 incredible designs. Directly translated "Washi" means "Japanese Paper" and in the words of Washi Bug, loosely translated washi means "A New Crafty Obsession"! You'll be surprised at just how much you can do with washi tape, and once you start, you won't be able to stop.
Washi Bug is also hosting a fun, interactive competition at the moment, where YOUR design could be printed onto washi tape. Isn't that cool? It's so easy to enter the 'Washi This Space' washi tape design competition - you just have to go to their website at washibug.co.za.
We couldn't tell you about a design comp if we didn't enter it too! So here is our entry below: our Ruby+Swallow 'pluses' which have become part of our branding, and we just love the grey and coral! Holding thumbs that we win :)
We interviewed Jaime, the owner of Washi Bug, and you'll find all her answers below about how her business started and where she sees it going.
What is your business name and is there a meaning behind it?