Kitchen Mette ~ A new partner to support you in your kitchen

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Made In Japan! Help your kitchen become cleaner, while reducing the strain on your wallet!

Cardamon Eyes International

2021.7.27

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Made In Japan! Help your kitchen become cleaner, while reducing the strain on your wallet!

Cardamon Eyes International

2021.7.27

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Raschel weaving is a type of weave that gives the fabric a hand woven feel, and is both beautiful to look at and durable, being elastic and soft.

On the side that has the tag, it is woven so that it is soft, and feels fluffy. Even though it contains acrylic, it is soft, which can only be done due to the process that we use here! You can use the Kitchen Mette without it feeling prickly and wash plates while feeling like you are using nothing at all (of course in a good way!)

What’s more, the Kitchen Mette won’t damage your plates or cookware, and because it’s durable, you can use it for a long time!



In about half a year, how many sponges and washing up liquid do you go through?

If you’re using cheaper polyurethane sponges that don’t foam well, you’re maybe buying 2 a month and about 12 in half a year. If you’re not changing them out as often, their quality drops and you’ll start needing to use more dish soap to be able to proper clean the dishes, increasing your costs.



Half a year means around 12 sponges and lots of detergent!

In a period of our history where we need to think about our own effect on the environment, we need to rethink and take a look at the daily necessities that we use, and see if they are helpful to create a sustainable lifestyle.

And to help you in making your decision, we wanted to make a product that is durable and helps to reduce waste, so even if you are the type of person to not feel too deeply about just the washing up, you can change as well!



On the side of the Kitchen Mette that you use to wash, many tiny loops are lined up which makes it easier to clean any dirt or stains of the dish, as well as being able to fit to the shape of the dish, letting it show off its great cleaning power! 

Made from 97% Acrylic

Using lots of specially made acrylic that is both fluffy but also completely safe for use with cookware, we are able to create and weave the Kitchen Mette. The Acrylic threads are thread by thread woven to create a groove in the towel, called microlines. These microlines help to catch the dirt and when it is rinsed with water, the microlines guide the dirt away, meaning you don’t even need to use detergent.

Another point about the Kitchen Mette’s effectiveness when cleaning is due to the fluffiness that is created when making the cloth. Due to using an older Japanese made weaving loom, it is slow which has the chance to create the fluffy feel to the thread. Modern looms can’t be used at slow speeds, meaning that the threads are made to be tight. 

This also means that when compared to sponges, the amount of water used is also different. 



One Kitchen Mette is about 2-3mm and only weighs 7 grams.

This makes it great to clean hard to reach areas and is easy to clean itself.

Only takes about 2 hours to fully dry from being completely wet


Apart from being amazing at removing dirt, as well as being nice to touch, another merit of the Kitchen Mette is the design of it! We have set out to make the Kitchen Mette varied in it’s colours. 

For this Kickstarter project, we have come up with a total of 11 different colour variations! 

We hope that you feel like you’re at an ice cream shop with the variety of colours and designs we have! 




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We recommend taking any large pieces of food off the plate before washing. (At our house we use a brush to remove any large pieces or oils from the plate and then use the Kitchen Mette to wash properly.)

Please use this after or while running the plate or cutlery under water. Please use the side that doesn’t have the tag( the side where the weave is visible) 

When using it for cleaning, you can use it after applying a suitable amount of detergent. When using on a mirror, after wetting the Kitchen Mette and wiping, please wipe with a dry cloth or paper.

Please feel free to use a dry Kitchen Mette to dry wipe! 


For those that wish to use the Kitchen Mette for a long time, we recommend taking steps to care for it. 


When using it on oil, you should wash lightly using soap to help the oil to be released from the Kitchen Mette.  

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Everyday usage for washing cookware and dinnerware

For cleaning the stove or hobs of oil splashes (The design of the weave makes it easier to attach to oil, making the cleaning easier)


To remove limescale from sinks and so on


For cleaning the bathtub (when it comes to washing the tub, it’s great for removing scale from the tub without damaging it. By just wetting the tub first and applying a detergent to the Kitchen Mette, you can just wipe the dirt away!)


For cleaning windows and mirrors (for those that can’t use running water, it is effective for dry wiping)

For cleaning tiles

Even give as a small present for small occasions! 


 Size Chart

L Size: Our largest size for perfect for guys or even ladies that have hands on the larger size and is great for cleaning large surfaces like your kitchen table or windows.  

M Size: The standard size that is perfect for cleaning plates and so on.

S Size: Our smallest size, great for those that have smaller hands or for kids to help out with washing the dishes.


About the materials used

The thread that we use as the weft (the thread that goes horizontal to the cloth is made of special acrylic that has a different feel depending on the colour.

White and black gives the cloth a more solid nice feeling to it while grey makes it fluffier. 

Materials: Acrylic 97%/ Nylon 3%

Tag: Linen 100%



Akane Hayabusa (Violinist) & Yukie Miyazaki (Clinical Psychologist)



We first met at a violin concert held at a kindergarten that Yukie’s children went to. Yukie was deeply moved by Akane’s violin playing, and started to practice under her. During this time, Akane also made a scourer on a children’s loom, one that got a lot of use. After Yukie saw this, with her experience as a clinical psychologist, felt that people with disabilities, who struggle to pay rent and so on, could be helped by creating jobs for them making these scourers. This original prototype became the Yunde, a stepping stone for the Mette.

Below is a picture of one of the original Yunde. They were woven one by one  at a support centre in Chigasaki City, one that looks to help those that have mental disabilities. 

With a wish to surpass our original Yunde design, we met with Harada Weaving Co., a weaving company located at the foot of Mount Koya in Koyaguchi Town. From there and using their Raschel Weaving technique, we proceeded to make the Kitchen Mette. It takes the Yunde’s original design principle and purpose and while being faithful looks to upgrade it. After 2 years of test weaving, we were able to come to our final product!

Raschel Weaving is a special process and creates fabric that feels in between handmade and machine made fabrics. 

When it comes to the actual fabric itself created by this process, there is an unlimited amount of variations between them, and for the weavers that use the raschel weaving loom, you can feel the skill and technique from the weaver that goes into making the fabric. 

However, the weaving industry in Japan is changing and those that use a raschel weaving loom are slowly declining, as well as this, those that can repair the loom and the parts available for said repair are also becoming increasingly hard to find. 

Harada Weaving Co. is one of the only long established companies that protect the legacy of this weaving, faithfully and whole-heartedly continuing to make these types of goods. 


It is thanks to this amazing company that we could use the amazing techniques to take the original Yunde and improve on the design. Through this partnership between Cardamon Eyes International and Harada Weaving Co. have been able to bring to life the Kitchen Mette! 

The cloth that we have been able to come up with has surpassed our initial hopes and wishes, improving the cleaning qualities as well as being soft to the touch, which wouldn’t be possible without the amazing techniques of the veteran weavers. 



Behind the name of Kitchen Mette

「Yunde」was the name of our original prototype for the Kitchen Mette.

When young children, both the creators were left handed but this was “corrected” during their formative years and became right handed. 

In Japanese we have an ancient way of describing the hands, which is yunde (弓手) which is the bow hand, and mete(馬手) which is the hand we would use to steady the horse while holding the bow. This comes from a time when horse riding bowmen would be used.  It was seen as being right to hold a bow in the left hand and steady the horse with the right. With that in mind, as we moved from prototype to new model, we felt that we should also change the name to match the hand you would use to wash, which for many would be the right hand. 

Kitchen Mette makes your glass surfaces, crystal ware, mirrors and windows squeaky clean!




 ・Size S of black color has a border pattern.

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¥3,000 | $27 | M&S Obsidian & Bluebottle Set

Get a set of Obsidian & Bluebottle in medium and small sizes!
These are some of our favourites and want to share them with you!

INCLUDES:
2× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
2× Kitchen Mette Small Size

¥3,200 | $29 | Kitchen Mette Full Set

Choose from 3 different colour variations and receive one Large, Medium, and Small sized Kitchen Mette of that colour!!
Colours available: Jonquille/ Petasite/ Bubble Gum
(Note of caution: You can't mix and match colours)

INCLUDES:
Kitchen Mette Small Size
Kitchen Mette Medium Size
Kitchen Mette Large Size

¥4,000 | $36 | Early Bird Obsidian & Bluebottle

Get 20% off of the Obsidian LM + Bluebottle LM Set!
These are some of our favourites and want to share them with you at this special price!

INCLUDES:
2× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
2× Kitchen Mette Large Size

¥5,000 | $36 | Obsidian & Bluebottle LM Set

Pledge to this return to get the Obsidian LM + Bluebottle LM Set!
Both are dark colours, giving them a chic look, great for many styles of kitchens!

INCLUDES:
2× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
2× Kitchen Mette Large Size

¥6,400 | $58 | Jonquille & Yokohama LMS Set

Get a full set of both Jonquille and Yokohama Kitchen Mette, meaning you'll receive 2 large, 2 medium, and 2 small sized Kitchen Mettes!

INCLUDES:
2× Kitchen Mette Small Size
2× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
2× Kitchen Mette Large Size

¥6,400 | $58 | Petasite & Kyoto LMS Set

Get a full set of both Petasite and Kyoto Kitchen Mette, meaning you'll receive 2 large, 2 medium, and 2 small sized Kitchen Mettes!

INCLUDES:
2× Kitchen Mette Small Size
2× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
2× Kitchen Mette Large Size

¥6,400 | $58 | Bubble Gum & Strawberry Moon LMS

Get a full set of both Bubble Gum and Strawberry Kitchen Mette, meaning you'll receive 2 large, 2 medium, and 2 small sized Kitchen Mettes!

INCLUDES:
2× Kitchen Mette Small Size
2× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
2× Kitchen Mette Large Size

¥19,600 | $178 | Early Bird Kitchen Mette Pack

Get a whole bunch of different colour variations that will last you for years to come at 20% off!!
You will receive the following:
・Jonquille Large and Medium
・Petasite Large and Medium
・Bubble Gum Large and Medium
・Obsidian Large and Medium
・Bluebottle Large and Medium
・Strawberry Moon Large and Medium
・Kyoto Large and Medium
・Yokohama Large and Medium
・Cotton Candy Medium and Small
・Oxalis Medium and Small
・Fruits Market Medium and Small

INCLUDES:
3× Kitchen Mette Small Size
11× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
8× Kitchen Mette Large Size

¥24,500 | $222 | Kitchen Mette Multipack Pack

Get a whole bunch of different colour variations that will last you for years to come!!
You will receive the following:
・Jonquille Large and Medium
・Petasite Large and Medium
・Bubble Gum Large and Medium
・Obsidian Large and Medium
・Bluebottle Large and Medium
・Strawberry Moon Large and Medium
・Kyoto Large and Medium
・Yokohama Large and Medium
・Cotton Candy Medium and Small
・Oxalis Medium and Small
・Fruits Market Medium and Small

INCLUDES:
3× Kitchen Mette Small Size
11× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
8× Kitchen Mette Large Size

¥35,200 | $320 | Kitchen Mette Superfan Pack

With the Kitchen Mette Superfan Pack you can get a Large, a Medium, and a Small Sized Kitchen Mette of EACH Colour, bringing the total available to 33 different sizes and varieties of Kitchen Mette!!
You will receive the following:
・Jonquille Large, Medium, Small
・Petasite Large, Medium, Small
・Bubble Gum Large, Medium, Small
・Obsidian Large, Medium, Small
・Bluebottle Large, Medium, Small
・Strawberry Moon Large, Medium, Small
・Kyoto Large, Medium, Small
・Yokohama Large, Medium, Small
・Cotton Candy Large, Medium, Small
・Oxalis Large, Medium, Small
・Fruits Market Large, Medium, Small

INCLUDES:
11× Kitchen Mette Small Size
11× Kitchen Mette Medium Size
11× Kitchen Mette Large Size
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