New Zealand grown plant based green products.
Flax Woven Lifestyle items
New Zealand grown Mugwort Healing Balm
My background is in the design industry in Japan, working as a graphic designer at an AD agency and a sock designer at an apparel company in Tokyo. While I enjoyed this work and the experience, they were both mass-produced industries, and I often found myself thinking from a different perspective. I think we are losing so many fantastic crafts in many countries due to industrial revolution.
When I moved to New Zealand, I had opportunity to learn flax weaving. It reminded me that I have always been inspired by “The Arts and Crafts Movement” by William Morris. The West Coast has one of the richest resources of flax and I enjoy using this material for my creations. Each woven craft product I make is unique! My design focus is on practical use and simplicity.
What is your favourite thing to do on the West Coast during the Christmas holidays?
Swimming in the river around Charleston.
Favourite Christmas eats and drinks on the West Coast?
Real fruit ice cream and mint mojito.