About Us - Brand Story
Driven by our passion for vintage textiles, Japanese culture, and design, we aim to create exquisite pieces of garments and accessories by transforming traditional textiles into signature pieces for the modern lifestyle.
In the age of fast fashion and mass produced goods, we pride ourselves on creating limited one-of-a-kind pieces. By combining traditional textiles with classic fabrics, we are re-purposing an otherwise disused fabric into contemporary products that aim to highlight their quality and beauty, breathing a new life and a renewed purpose to them.
Due to the scarce and limited nature of the vintage textile, each item is only produced once based on the availability of the textile in our inventory. This allows us to offer our customers a truly unique item that they can call their own. All products are designed and made locally by our seamstress who shares with us the same passion and vision. This is only possible through the close and collaborative relationship between our designers and seamstress here in our base of Singapore.
Design Philosophy: Wearable Art & Japanese Roots
Our design philosophy is rooted in the Japanese cultural tradition of 'Mottainai', which conveys a sense of regret to wastage and respect for resources. This practice stems from the Shinto mythology that a spirit resides in every object. Incorporating the vintage fabrics into our products minimises wastage and through our contemporary designs, it ensures relevance into the future.
Working with vintage fabrics also means that textile imperfections that are in line with its heritage and use, such as pinholes, spots, slight patina, and discolouration are encountered. We place, however, the greatest attention in the selection of these textiles and only pick the best. We hope you appreciate these wearable art pieces as much as we do in creating them.
We design with passion and create without compromise.