As a material in kitchen tools, silicone is valued for its durability, heat and water resistance, and soft texture. These Japanese designed personal accessories use silicone for all the same reasons, in the form of coin cases, card cases, and small carrying cases. The multi-purpose carrying cases are notable as modern versions of gamaguchi—the traditional Japanese pouch with clasp-type enclosures. Use them for carrying eyeglasses, pens and pencils, earphones, or cosmetics. The food grade silicone is free from harmful chemicals and can be easily washed with soap and water. Winner of the Japanese GOOD DESIGN award.