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JUNE / Good Company with Minor - tortoise general store

JUNE / Good Company with Minor

When Diana Evans founded the sustainable fashion brand Minor in 2020, it arose from a feeling of responsibility—not only to the planet, but also to the end...

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MAY / Good Company with Mano Del Sur - tortoise general store

MAY / Good Company with Mano Del Sur

Former Tortoise member Shuko Clouse is back, making her highly anticipated Good Company return with a beautiful collection of artisanal goods from Mexico.  This time she brings...

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MAY / Good Company with Casa Ysasi - tortoise general store

MAY / Good Company with Casa Ysasi

Casa Ysasi is an LA-based studio, started by two brothers born in Mexico City.  Their multi-cultural background and multi-faceted creative interests fueled long conversations that...

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Thank you David Sedaris on Armchair Expert! - tortoise general store

Thank you David Sedaris on Armchair Expert!

We couldn't believe our ears when we heard Tortoise mentioned on a recent episode of Armchair Expert with writer, David Sedaris (Episode: David Sedaris #4...

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Seeking Full-Time Store Associate - Spring 2023 - tortoise general store

Seeking Full-Time Store Associate - Spring 2023

Tortoise is a curated multi-functional retail space dedicated to Japanese design, craft and art.  We are currently seeking an enthusiastic store associates for a full-time position at our brick...

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Sustainable Little Tokyo Presents: Bokashi Composting Workshop with Amy Honjiyo - Saturday, May 13th! - tortoise general store

Sustainable Little Tokyo Presents: Bokashi Composting Workshop with Amy Honjiyo - Saturday, May 13th!

Sustainable Little Tokyo’s Cycle of Food Coordinator, Amy Honjiyo, starts her workshops with a single Japanese word: もったいない (mottainai).  A Japanese idiom referring to 'waste', or...

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Tenugui All Day ~ A Day in the Life of the Magical Tenugui Cloth - tortoise general store

Tenugui All Day ~ A Day in the Life of the Magical Tenugui Cloth

Helping the environment often seems out of reach.  Our problems can feel massive and complex, and it's difficult to see how our small choices affect big problems. But what if...

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How To Make Re-Usable Tenugui Cling Wraps for a Plastic Free Experience! - tortoise general store

How To Make Re-Usable Tenugui Cling Wraps for a Plastic Free Experience!

Disposable cling wraps offer convenience, but aren't earth friendly.  If you've ever had to seal a can of cat food or wrap your kid's lunch...

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APRIL & SEPTEMBER / Good Company with Calligraphy Master Aoi Yamaguchi - tortoise general store

APRIL & SEPTEMBER / Good Company with Calligraphy Master Aoi Yamaguchi

Our ninth and eleventh installment of Good Company features Master Calligrapher Aoi Yamaguchi.   Aoi began studying calligraphy at age six, earning the distinction of Master...

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