minä perhonen creates all-original garment textiles that are specially dyed, embroidered and woven to recreate designs that were originally hand-drawn. After many years of users asking for a minä perhonen cover for the Weeks, we’re thrilled to offer the “piece,” cover for the Weeks for the first time.
The “spring mix” cover for the weeks features 9 different textiles with color schemes including pink, yellow, green, navy, and more. The texture of each material’s embroidery and weaving makes it a pleasure to hold in your hands.
The green cover interior is made of cow leather and contains an embroidered butterfly on the top left as an accent. The pen hook on the right-hand side offers a place to hold a pen by the clip.
The zipper pull contains a loop made of natural leather, which is accented with a butterfly charm.
Each fabric patch is cut from a different spot in the original textile and sewn into the patchwork by hand, giving every cover an entirely unique look. Due to the limited nature of the textile leftovers used in the patchwork, this cover is available through lottery sale. For more information, please see the About Lottery Sales section below.
minä perhonen is a fashion brand created by designer Akira Minagawa.
First founded in 1995 under the name minä. Opened the first shop in Tokyo in 2000, and renamed the brand name to "minä perhonen" in 2003.
In Finnish, “minä” means “I,” and “perhonen” means “butterfly,” expressing Minagawa’s hopes to create designs as light-hearted and beautiful as the flapping wings of a butterfly.
minä perhonen Website
Interviews with minä perhonen’s Akira Minagawa on Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun:
From a Single Grain of Wheat (Japanese)
The Fish Market and the Sewing Machine(Japanese)
The cover has limited quantities, so it will be offered through lottery sale. Please submit your entry during the sale period for a chance to purchase this cover.
|Sale Method||Lottery SaleIf there are less lottery entries than covers, all entries will become purchases.|
If there are more lottery entries than covers, your entry will be entered into the drawing.
If you win the drawing, you will automatically purchase the cover.
All customers, winning or not, will receive the lottery results by February 22.
|Sale Period||Starts: Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:00 AM Japan time|
Ends: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 11:00 AM Japan time
|Shipping Date||February 27 - February 28, 2019|
|Size||W: 120 x H: 215 x T: 23 mm / W: 4.7" x H: 8.5" x T: 0.9"|
*Excluding zipper pull
*Specifications may vary slightly
|Weight||Approx. 145 g|
|Main material||Exterior: Cotton, linen, etc.|
Interior: Cow leather
Zipper pull: Cow leather
In order to provide you with the most satisfaction for your product, we've compiled a list of warnings, potential issues, and tips to keep in mind for this particular product. Please be sure to read this information carefully before placing your order.
Each item is individually assembled and sewn by hand by a factory worker. Best efforts are made to ensure consistent sizes and specifications, but there may be slight differences.
The patterned fabric has not been aligned to a specific layout, so the placement of each design will vary by product. The product will not be an exact replica of the one in the product photographs.
Please note that embroidered areas may contain threads that protrude from the design.
Stitching may be slightly curved or bumpy as a result of sewing together materials of various thicknesses.
The textiles comprising the patchwork design differ by design and location for each cover. Please understand the random nature of the design before ordering.
In order to allow customers the enjoyment of all-natural leather, the leather is processed in a way that retains its original feel. This may leave imperfections visible on the surface of the cover, such as wrinkles, scratches, stains, or vein marks.
Depending on the conditions in which the cover is used, natural oils of the leather may emerge and appear as stains. We ask for your understanding for these naturally-occurring characteristics of genuine leather.
The material in this product snags easily on sharp objects, so please handle with care.
This cover is designed to hold only one side of the planner book cover. Forcing both sides of the book into the cover will place stress on the book spine and may cause ripping or hinder the zipper.
These Hobonichi Techo cover designs were directed by minä perhonen, but produced by Hobonichi. Inquiries about these covers cannot be answered at minä perhonen shop locations, so please contact the Hobonichi Store with any questions or concerns.
Please avoid storing your product in hot, humid places or placing it atop other objects for long periods of time as this may result in lower quality and color stains.
This item can also be used with the Weeks Mega.