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@Slow Cafe Manifesto
 
  You are invited to join our Slow Cafe community.
If your cafe shares the same spirit, please contact us.
   
 

Slow Cafes are Organic Cafes
We seek to support growers in poor coffee-growing area to build sustainable communities, and provide Japanese consumers options for a healthy diet by introducing organically grown food and coffee.
(pictutre: An orfanic coffee grower in Intag, Ecuador.)

 
Slow Cafes are Fair Trade Shop
We aim to build a more fair relationship between producers and consumers, urban and rural, "Third" and "First" world, current and future generations, and human beings and other living creatures. We choose these connections instead of being cogs in a global economy that destroys the environment and is expanding the gap between rich and poor everywhere.
(picture: Tagua-ivory nuts. One of the Sloth Club's fair trade products from Bahia, Ecuador)
 

Slow Cafes are Slow Food
We create a space for you to take your time and enjoy homemade dishes made of safe, fresh, and delicious ingredients.

 
Slow Cafes are Slow Money
We introduce alternative currency systems (green money, eco-money) that don't create interest but help build a more fair and active community-based economic bloc.

(picture: Namake, an alternative currency that are comonly used by members of the Sloth Club Japan)
 

Slow Cafes
are Information Centres
We create a community learning centre to exchange information on current issues like the environment and globalization, and offer a venue for live performance, music, and films.
 


Slow Cafes
are Sustainable Businesses
We aim to establish businesses that help restore beauty, joy, and peacefulness to our society. This is accomplished by redefining and making "slow" all business transactions: investments, sales, marketing, and everyday shopping.

 

 
 

Slow Cafes are Slow Lifestyle
We acknowledge that the current environmental crisis is nothing less than a cultural crisis and destruction of our convivial way of life. We propose a new/old lifestylebased on the re-connection of nature and humanity, and humans to humans. In honor of the three-toed sloth, we represent all that is slow, enjoyable, and life-giving.

   
  Tokyo, January 2002, The Sloth Club (revised January 2003)
   
 

œSome article about "Cafeslow" in Tokyo Japan,from metropolis

http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyo/538/feature.asp
http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyo/538/restaurants.asp