Can an independent Fashion designer even be sustainable?
*originally part of my old About page. My work in Fashion has made me aware of the messy reality of apparel manufacturing: the insane amount of fabric scraps that goes...Read more
"Stop trying to be Fashion!" (aka my old About page)
Cats and digital prints are a huge part of my work, and I didn't even mention them on my previous About page. Which doesn't mean there wasn't any truth to it: I...Read more
I'm independent, sustainable & local. Why am I even doing Black Friday?!
If you're on my mailing list, you already know this: I screwed up. (and if you're not, you're missing out on the 40% off code I'm offering for Black Friday.)...Read more
You bought something stupid because it was on sale...now what?
*Originally published on 15 January 2019, on FashionTechsupport.com Once upon a time, in my good old days as a Fashion student in Tokyo, I would spend a lot of my...Read more
Repairing a 90-Year-Old Silk Kimono - part 2
Continuing from where I stopped on part 1, it's time to re-assemble my precious kimono. Since I just took apart the collar and lining from the shell fabric, all I...Read more
Repairing a 90-Year-Old Silk Kimono - part 1
(or, I Took Apart a 90 y.o. Rare Vintage Silk Fireman Jacket because I wanted to add in pockets) *Note: Not every robey Japanese garment is called a kimono, but...Read more
Making-of: Mean Red kitty t-shirt dress
New video showing some of the process of making my first collection's bestseller, the Mean Red kitty t-shirt dress.Read more