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WWD x Tortoise at Retail Summit 20/20 Tokyo Forum

Tortoise was honored to receive an invitation to speak at the recent WWD Retail Summit 20/20 Forum held in Tokyo, Japan.

Keiko Shinomoto, Tortoise co-owner, spoke among a panel of speakers that included Phillip Lim of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rick Ridgeway of Patagonia, and Ramdane Touhami of Officine Universelle Buly among others.

The purpose of the Forum was to share ideas and new ways of thinking on how retail leaders can build artisanal, sustainable, and cutting-edge enterprises that appeal to a growing generation of discerning consumers and how this translates into creating physical retail spaces today and merging this into the digital consumer...

Kintsugi Workshop with Tomomi Kamashita! Spring Workshop Dates!

Born in Tokyo Japan, Tomomi Kamoshita is a potter and ceramics teacher.

Kintsugi is a gold joinery method that dates back to the 15th century.  A way for damaged pottery to be artfully repaired by skilled potters, the cracks and breaks are filled with a gold alloy - traditionally a mix of gold powder and Japanese lacquer called urushi - to seal it back together. 

For those familiar with the term 'wabi-sabi', most likely are also familiar with kintsugi - the artistic manifestation of the wabi sabi philosophy celebrating imperfection, incompleteness, and impermanence.  

We are happy...

February Newsletter - Tortoise General Store


We have published our February newsletter
Special announcements include: special book-signing with artist, Susumu Kamijo, as well as a Modern Kintsugi workshop with ceramicist Tomomi Kamoshita and a rare visit from Ippodo tea from Kyoto, Japan - both happening in March.  
Check it out!
- Tortoise

January Newsletter - Tortoise General Store

We have published our January newsletter!
Thank you to everyone for a wonderful 2018. 
We look forward to a fun 2019 with all of youl!
- Tortoise

Holiday Shipping Deadline - Tortoise General Store!

We are receiving a high volume of both online and in-store orders as we get closer to the holidays, and we understand the time sensitivity of your purchases.  For this reason, we recommend getting your online orders in by December 14th, Friday so that you can receive these items in time for the holidays.  

Please know, we only ship orders with UPS ground - and we do not send any of our orders with expedited shipping.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please also kindly note that we cannot guarantee any delivery dates even if you are able to...