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When was the last time you sent a physical card or letter to anyone? It must have been a long time ago (if you are Gen Z, maybe never?). Issey Miyake wants to bring back the meaningful act with Floriography, a collection of four kinds of fabric corsages (each with its own pin) and two kinds of fabric floral earrings, which all come with a big white card that has words like “smile”, “warmth”, and “sunset”.

 

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The brand’s original Steam Stretch technology was used to create the flowers. Heat-reactive threads were woven into each square textile, which then shrinks and forms a flower shape when heat is applied.

 

You can circle the provided words or write your own message before wrapping the card around the corsage or earring like you would a flower stalk, and presenting it to someone you want to truly connect with again.

 

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The lovely gesture is two fold: the corsage ($90) doubles as a brooch. Earrings are $160 a pair.

 

How it works:

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Start with a card.

 

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Circle some words and/or write your own.

 

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Wrap the card around the floral corsage or earrings.

 

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Then make someone happy.

 

This story was first published in the December 2017 issue of Her World magazine.