Growing cotton is an extremely resource intense crop in terms of water, pesticides, and insecticides, the current cotton production methods are environmentally unsustainable and has already caused severe droughts in some areas and polluted rivers and groundwater. Using recycled cotton can lead to significant savings of natural resources, less energy consumption, and CO2 emissions and reduce pollution from agriculture. Recycled cotton can be generally defined as converting cotton fabric into cotton fiber that can be reused in textile products. First, fabrics and materials are sorted by color. After sorting, the fabrics are run through a machine that shreds the fabric into yarn and further into raw fiber. This process is harsh and puts a great deal of strain on the fiber. The raw fiber is then spun back into yarns for reuse in other products. The quality of recycled fiber will never have quality values equal to the original fiber. Specifically, fiber length and length uniformity will be impacted. Due to the fact that different fibers are mixed in the processing process, the final canvas looks mottled and multicolored when you look close, but from a distance, it is mixed into the same color of a wild rose.

The recycled fabric prevents additional textile waste and requires far fewer resources than conventional or organic cotton. This makes it a great sustainable option.


Size 47 x 14 in // 120 x 36 cm.

Side A and B as on photos, recycled cotton fabric.


Tea cloths or tea runners are called chabu. When you choose a chabu it will quite literally lay the foundation for your tea ceremony as upon it all other elements will find their place. It will often be one of the first elements we look to. It will play a huge role in determining whether your ch​axi will be rustic or elegant, simple or refined.


Chabu can be made of cloth, bamboo, sticks woven together, rattan, straw, and a variety of other materials. One thing to consider before choosing your chabu is what type of tea you will be brewing. For if you brew a dark tea in a large company, then a white, or easily-stained cloth should be avoided (unless you want stains on it), since you will have to pour faster the more guests you have in order to keep the liquor consistent.


Chabu is important for two basic reasons: first is that you are protecting your teaware by resting it on something that isn’t hard. Secondly, if you spill any tea during preparation, the cloth will absorb it and maintain the cleanliness of the ceremony.

Beautiful tea cloths add elegance and color to any chaxi (tea stage). The various colors and designs are a great step forward to create very different atmospheres for your chaxi. Each chaxi becomes unique and makes each tea a special experience.

Nakako - Recycled Cotton

  • Upkeep

    A cloth is the foundation of your tea stage. Please, be sure to iron it before using for the best results.


    Please, hand wash only.

  • Keeping it limited

    Number of chabu was made: 9


    Care for teaware is a small online company, so everything is made in incredibly limited runs. That means that any piece you buy here you are not going to see all over the places, only a few other people in the world might own one.