TAKEMOTO

TAKEMOTO handmade eyewear

2474 Sales

TAKEMOTO

TAKEMOTO handmade eyewear

2474 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(551)

Announcement   Dear Sir/Madam :
I am TAKEMOTO.
I entered the industry of glasses in 1995, and started to design and handcraft glasses in 1999 (few people in the world take this as profes
-sion). My shop is the first one (2010) selling handmade glasses with
bamboo and wooden frames on that website. But soon, more and
more people started to sell so-called ‘handmade glasses’. Actually,
from the commercial perspective, I personally do not oppose other
craftsmen selling some products of similar type to compete in the
market or merely to attract some customers.(I have travelled to Flore
-nce, a city famous for its handicraft. Most of the shops were selling
their original works, but there were also a few shops where not ever
-ything sold was of their own. That is acceptable for me.)
However, on this website, over 90 percent of so-called 'handcra
-fted glasses' shops were selling products from factories instead of
shop owner themselves. All they needed was to turn on their comp
-uters,and with some clicks of the mouse,they started to ‘handc
raft’ glasses. They needed nothing more than a few clicks: no hard
work, no fatigue, no loneliness, and certainly no need to study the
technique for years. Yes I know this clearly and for sure. Basically I
can tell from which manufacturer in China were their glasses produ
-ced just by a glance. At the same time, there are still excellent de
-signers and craftsmen making their own beautiful exquisite glasses
with wooden frames,,and their works are with distinct features. I
always respect them, no matter they sell their products for a higher
or lower price than mine. However, the market is unhealthy as there
are more and more products copying my design. I’ve been reluct
-ant to search similar products to avoid being irritated, but there are
still plenty of opportunities for me to see glasses boldly copying my
design, with plagiarists from both China and other countries. Then
what is the difference between those plagiarists and me, and other
outstanding craftsmen? Firstly, by 2016, I have been involved in this
industry for 21 years and I am only 39 years old now. I do not think
there are many people in the world having similar experience as me.
Secondly, I can independently  complete  the whole procedure of
glasses making, from wooden frame making to glasses assembling,
and there are few people could do this either. Even fewer people can
handle bamboo, wooden, ox horn as glasses frame materials, not to
say exploring and developing many more materials for frame. In a
word, what you have paid for is not a frame with two pieces of glasses;
instead, is 21 years of arduousness, experience and technique. I’d like
to let you know my experiences in the last 21 years if you would spare
some time reading my story and the video :
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TAKEMOTO?ref=l2-more-about#about

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 19, 2016

Dear Sir/Madam :
I am TAKEMOTO.
I entered the industry of glasses in 1995, and started to design and handcraft glasses in 1999 (few people in the world take this as profes
-sion). My shop is the first one (2010) selling handmade glasses with
bamboo and wooden frames on that website. But soon, more and
more people started to sell so-called ‘handmade glasses’. Actually,
from the commercial perspective, I personally do not oppose other
craftsmen selling some products of similar type to compete in the
market or merely to attract some customers.(I have travelled to Flore
-nce, a city famous for its handicraft. Most of the shops were selling
their original works, but there were also a few shops where not ever
-ything sold was of their own. That is acceptable for me.)
However, on this website, over 90 percent of so-called 'handcra
-fted glasses' shops were selling products from factories instead of
shop owner themselves. All they needed was to turn on their comp
-uters,and with some clicks of the mouse,they started to ‘handc
raft’ glasses. They needed nothing more than a few clicks: no hard
work, no fatigue, no loneliness, and certainly no need to study the
technique for years. Yes I know this clearly and for sure. Basically I
can tell from which manufacturer in China were their glasses produ
-ced just by a glance. At the same time, there are still excellent de
-signers and craftsmen making their own beautiful exquisite glasses
with wooden frames,,and their works are with distinct features. I
always respect them, no matter they sell their products for a higher
or lower price than mine. However, the market is unhealthy as there
are more and more products copying my design. I’ve been reluct
-ant to search similar products to avoid being irritated, but there are
still plenty of opportunities for me to see glasses boldly copying my
design, with plagiarists from both China and other countries. Then
what is the difference between those plagiarists and me, and other
outstanding craftsmen? Firstly, by 2016, I have been involved in this
industry for 21 years and I am only 39 years old now. I do not think
there are many people in the world having similar experience as me.
Secondly, I can independently  complete  the whole procedure of
glasses making, from wooden frame making to glasses assembling,
and there are few people could do this either. Even fewer people can
handle bamboo, wooden, ox horn as glasses frame materials, not to
say exploring and developing many more materials for frame. In a
word, what you have paid for is not a frame with two pieces of glasses;
instead, is 21 years of arduousness, experience and technique. I’d like
to let you know my experiences in the last 21 years if you would spare
some time reading my story and the video :
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TAKEMOTO?ref=l2-more-about#about

TAKEMOTO HUANG

Contact shop owner

TAKEMOTO HUANG

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(551)
DenisseSopita

DenisseSopita on Aug 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Super unique. My husband loved his glasses and loves the compliments he's always getting for them. Highly recommend. These glasses are very light, yet sturdy. They're just like the ones in the picture. Prompt service.

Chad Westphal

Chad Westphal on Aug 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really love these glasses! They are really comfortable, fit well, and are super good looking. Takemoto was great to work with and they were delivered faster than I expected (the the US).

Robbie

Robbie on Aug 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I got these for my husband as an anniversary present and he loves them! As do i! I was nervous because his head is quite wide but these fit great. Thank you so much!

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About

it is not story,it is history!

I entered the industry of glasses in 1995, and started to design and
handcraft glasses in 1999 (few people in the world take this as profes
-sion). My shop is the first one (2010) selling handmade glasses with
bamboo and wooden frames on that website. But soon, more and
more people started to sell so-called ‘handmade glasses’. Actually,
from the commercial perspective, I personally do not oppose other
craftsmen selling some products of similar type to compete in the
market or merely to attract some customers.(I have travelled to Flore
-nce, a city famous for its handicraft. Most of the shops were selling
their original works, but there were also a few shops where not ever
-ything sold was of their own. That is acceptable for me.)
However, on this website, over 90 percent of so-called 'handcra
-fted glasses' shops were selling products from factories instead of
shop owner themselves. All they needed was to turn on their comp
-uters,and with some clicks of the mouse,they started to ‘handc
raft’ glasses. They needed nothing more than a few clicks: no hard
work, no fatigue, no loneliness, and certainly no need to study the
technique for years. Yes I know this clearly and for sure. Basically I
can tell from which manufacturer in China were their glasses produ
-ced just by a glance. At the same time, there are still excellent de
-signers and craftsmen making their own beautiful exquisite glasses
with wooden frames,,and their works are with distinct features. I
always respect them, no matter they sell their products for a higher
or lower price than mine. However, the market is unhealthy as there
are more and more products copying my design. I’ve been reluct
-ant to search similar products to avoid being irritated, but there are
still plenty of opportunities for me to see glasses boldly copying my
design, with plagiarists from both China and other countries. Then
what is the difference between those plagiarists and me, and other
outstanding craftsmen? Firstly, by 2016, I have been involved in this
industry for 21 years and I am only 39 years old now. I do not think
there are many people in the world having similar experience as me.
Secondly, I can independently  complete  the whole procedure of
glasses making, from wooden frame making to glasses assembling,
and there are few people could do this either. Even fewer people can
handle bamboo, wooden, ox horn as glasses frame materials, not to
say exploring and developing many more materials for frame. In a
word, what you have paid for is not a frame with two pieces of glasses;
instead, is 21 years of arduousness, experience and technique. I’d like
to let you know my experiences in the last 21 years if you would spare
some time reading my story and the video :
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TAKEMOTO?ref=l2-more-about#about

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  • takemoto huang

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a designer and Manual artisans.Since the age of 18, he entered the glasses industry. From a shop assistant, become a maintenance division, and then become the glasses division and optometrist\glasses retailers, than become designer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 16, 2014
All customized eyeglasses are designed by Mr. TAKEMOTO. You can choose the size, meterial as you like. Besides, we can carve your name on the leg of eyeglasses.please feel free to contact me: mjxhk [!at] 126.com or takemoto [!at] yeah.net.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
takemotoeyewear [!at] gmail.com
Shipping
Normally use UPS to USA and Canada、Europe.about 3-5 days,you will receive it.if can not get the phone number ,just use postal express ,about one week or more,you can received it.Dpex to Australia,abut 4 days,the package will arrive.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the glasses not fit you ,or you don't like it,you can return it in 7 days,and need to pay the shipping by yourself,I will pay the first shipping.This is a risk of peer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am TAKEMOTO Huang,

I have realized that a growing number of people are purchasing bulk produced hand-made glasses and sell them at ETSY. Actually they are not participants in the field of glass. They are not involved in the design, marketing, or research process of glass. Without shedding any sweat or hurting their hand, they are nothing but intermediaries. However, many of them even claim themselves as designers or producers by pirating the pictures from others. I make around 1,000 pairs of glasses every year for this world. I design them, improve the materials, and even invent new materials. Through a long time of research, I managed to correct the mistakes. Gradually I find my works mature enough and are favored by the customers. I would answer all of your questions in person including those concerning optics. That’s why I’m eager to improve my English. I mount the lens and pack the parcels all by myself. Sometimes I even drive to the international shipping agent in order to guarantee that you can receive your glass one day earlier. There are about 50 working procedures for each pair of glass. I manage to finish them all by myself.