TAKEMOTO

TAKEMOTO handmade eyewear

2542 Sales

TAKEMOTO

TAKEMOTO handmade eyewear

2542 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(559)

Announcement   Mr Takemoto was born into a common farmers' family. He has developed passion for Chinese painting, literature, and handcraft since his early childhood, while his experience of exercising all kinds of farm work has equipped him with endurance and stamina. Also, he had been an excellent student. In 1995, Mr Takemoto got involved with glasses industry by creating posters for a glasses company. Later, Mr Takemoto started making marketing strategies for this company. Meanwhile, he studied professional knowledge and grew from merely a repairer to a salesperson, an optic lens processing technician, to an optician (qualification obtained in 2003), and then a manager. In 2002, Mr Takemoto started his own glasses retailer business, which later developed into a trading company. The electronic business of the company began in 2004 and the sales has been good. In 2008, Mr Takemoto registered his company in Hong Kong and started international retailer business. In the summer of 2009, Mr Takemoto designed and made his first pair of glasses with wooden frame, finally turning his passion into original work. He has been one of the best leader and innovator ever since. In 2010, Mr Takemoto's Etsy shop became the first one selling glasses with wooden or bamboo frames; it turns out that his Etsy shop is not only the earliest, but also the best, as all glasses are 100% hand made by Mr Takemoto with his original design. Unlike some shops selling manufactured product while boasting their originality, Mr Takemoto and his work enjoy good reputation. More significantly, for three times, Mr Takemoto participated in the top exhibition for glasses held in Paris and Milan bearing his own expenses, and thus became the first Chinese glasses designer and maker known by the international community. He has proven to the world that Chinese designer and craftsmen can also rank among the best in the industry. For better devotion into handcraft, and due to some complicated reasons, in 2010, Mr Takemoto had to dismiss the trading team in China, and has stopped domestic business. Therefore, now, all the products you see are from one author: Mr Takemoto. Being alone but tough, Mr Takemoto is known by few in his own country, yet greatly supported by customers from across the Europe and America, and even some world-famous celebrities. If Mr Takemoto's glasses finally becomes the best handmade glasses brand, he'd sincerely thank every customer from the Western world.

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2016

Mr Takemoto was born into a common farmers' family. He has developed passion for Chinese painting, literature, and handcraft since his early childhood, while his experience of exercising all kinds of farm work has equipped him with endurance and stamina. Also, he had been an excellent student. In 1995, Mr Takemoto got involved with glasses industry by creating posters for a glasses company. Later, Mr Takemoto started making marketing strategies for this company. Meanwhile, he studied professional knowledge and grew from merely a repairer to a salesperson, an optic lens processing technician, to an optician (qualification obtained in 2003), and then a manager. In 2002, Mr Takemoto started his own glasses retailer business, which later developed into a trading company. The electronic business of the company began in 2004 and the sales has been good. In 2008, Mr Takemoto registered his company in Hong Kong and started international retailer business. In the summer of 2009, Mr Takemoto designed and made his first pair of glasses with wooden frame, finally turning his passion into original work. He has been one of the best leader and innovator ever since. In 2010, Mr Takemoto's Etsy shop became the first one selling glasses with wooden or bamboo frames; it turns out that his Etsy shop is not only the earliest, but also the best, as all glasses are 100% hand made by Mr Takemoto with his original design. Unlike some shops selling manufactured product while boasting their originality, Mr Takemoto and his work enjoy good reputation. More significantly, for three times, Mr Takemoto participated in the top exhibition for glasses held in Paris and Milan bearing his own expenses, and thus became the first Chinese glasses designer and maker known by the international community. He has proven to the world that Chinese designer and craftsmen can also rank among the best in the industry. For better devotion into handcraft, and due to some complicated reasons, in 2010, Mr Takemoto had to dismiss the trading team in China, and has stopped domestic business. Therefore, now, all the products you see are from one author: Mr Takemoto. Being alone but tough, Mr Takemoto is known by few in his own country, yet greatly supported by customers from across the Europe and America, and even some world-famous celebrities. If Mr Takemoto's glasses finally becomes the best handmade glasses brand, he'd sincerely thank every customer from the Western world.

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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(559)
Natalie Cheung

Natalie Cheung on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A five star give to the quality of the product. And also best service and consideration provided by the seller is great.

Julia Körner

Julia Körner on Nov 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The glasses are realy nice. Perfect quality and Takemoto really takes care and helps a lot the customer to find teh right size and all. After unfortunatelly the first package got lost bei TNt he was so good to send me second one that gladly arrived. maybe i will order a second peair next summer :)

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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 October 22, 2016
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.

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takemotoeyewear [!at] gmail.com
Shipping
* UPS to USA and Canada,DPEX to Australia ,DHL or TNT to Europe,about 3-5 days.
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.customize order could not refund ,but would like to exchange the style and size as long as it fit .
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21 years of eyewear story about TAEMOTO

Mr Takemoto was born into a common farmers' family. He has developed passion for Chinese painting, literature, and handcraft since his early childhood, while his experience of exercising all kinds of farm work has equipped him with endurance and stamina. Also, he had been an excellent student. In 1995, Mr Takemoto got involved with glasses industry by creating posters for a glasses company. Later, Mr Takemoto started making marketing strategies for this company. Meanwhile, he studied professional knowledge and grew from merely a repairer to a salesperson, an optic lens processing technician, to an optician (qualification obtained in 2003), and then a manager. In 2002, Mr Takemoto started his own glasses retailer business, which later developed into a trading company. The electronic business of the company began in 2004 and the sales has been good. In 2008, Mr Takemoto registered his company in Hong Kong and started international retailer business. In the summer of 2009, Mr Takemoto designed and made his first pair of glasses with wooden frame, finally turning his passion into original work. He has been one of the best leader and innovator ever since. In 2010, Mr Takemoto's Etsy shop became the first one selling glasses with wooden or bamboo frames; it turns out that his Etsy shop is not only the earliest, but also the best, as all glasses are 100% hand made by Mr Takemoto with his original design. Unlike some shops selling manufactured product while boasting their originality, Mr Takemoto and his work enjoy good reputation. More significantly, for three times, Mr Takemoto participated in the top exhibition for glasses held in Paris and Milan bearing his own expenses, and thus became the first Chinese glasses designer and maker known by the international community. He has proven to the world that Chinese designer and craftsmen can also rank among the best in the industry. For better devotion into handcraft, and due to some complicated reasons, in 2010, Mr Takemoto had to dismiss the trading team in China, and has stopped domestic business. Therefore, now, all the products you see are from one author: Mr Takemoto. Being alone but tough, Mr Takemoto is known by few in his own country, yet greatly supported by customers from across the Europe and America, and even some world-famous celebrities. If Mr Takemoto's glasses finally becomes the best handmade glasses brand, he'd sincerely thank every customer from the Western world.