The “KATE’S FRIENDS”, which is manufactured by T-kate International (Chigasaki, Kanagawa pref.), is chosen as the players gift for WFDF 2019 Asia Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships.
T-kate International is a small company located in Chigasaki, Kanagawa pref. They are working mainly in the manufacture of custom-made wetsuits.
KATE’S FRIENDS is made from the re-used garbage that is produced during the production of wetsuits. Since the the fabric of wetsuit is made from synthetic rubber, the garbage must be treated as Industrial waste. Regarding the wetsuits garbage as the resource and producing kawaii/cute characters, they are trying to return the favor to the mother sea.
We would like to accomplish 2 things by distributing this players gift in international championships. The first is providing the chance to remind us once again how important the environment is on the beautiful beach. The second is producing the structure to contribute to the environmental conservation activities of OTHER SPORTS by participating in Flying Disc tournaments. Those 2 philosophies can go over the sea and empower the values of our sports, Ultimate.
This kawaii/cute character, only 10 of which can be produced in a day by hand-made manufacturing, has a string and ring in its mouth. You can bring your small things such as keys or sun glasses with it. If you have your DISCLIP, you can walk around with your discs bitten by the character.
with DISCLIP (usage example)
WFDF 2019 Asia Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships, in association with BULA
Dates : 13(Thu) – 16(Sun) June, 2019
Location : Shirahama, JAPAN
Countries participating : Australia / Chinese Taipei / Guam / India / Japan / New Zealand / People´s Republic of China / Philippines / Singapore / South Korea (10 countries and regions)
World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)
Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA)
Japan Flying Disc Association (JFDA)