Announcement Created by me Minako, a Japanese woman who now lives in France. I love to use very rare Japanese fabrics and African Wax Printed fabrics and create bags and accessories.
Created by me Minako, a Japanese woman who now lives in France. I love to use very rare Japanese fabrics and African Wax Printed fabrics and create bags and accessories.
Anthe Wosczyna on Mar 28, 2014
What a cute hair bow! I love the fabric and it's also extremely well-made. Packaging was also a delight :) Will definitely purchase from great seller, Minako again!
Jarek Ostrowski on Jan 21, 2014
Very, very nice.... (I think that I already left a GREAT review for this item but better 2 than none and this item deserves 2 GREAT review anyway:)
Jarek Ostrowski on Dec 30, 2013
So cute..... so delicate.... everybody should have one of the bows you make.... Amazing packaging... so glad I found your site.... Highly recommended.... Un grand merci!!!!!
Kogamina is a young independent label for ladies who love fabric and colors !
There is a song called “Diamonds are a girls best friend”by Marilyn Monroe.
and I believe so are Bags !
I am the one of those girls who loves bags since childhood.
I chose Kiki-Lala(sanrio) Boston bag as my first travelling bag when I was 5 years old.
After entering a primary school, I always carries pochette with me putting handkerchief and tissue paper. It was my morning mission to coordinate them with my clothes. In Japan, we have to carry a leather made backpack called randoseru（wikipedia.org/wiki/Randoseru） during whole primary school period (6 years!). I took care of mine with love-wipe off the rain drop, put wax brush with cloth sometimes etc, so my randoseru was still like a brand new one even on my graduation day.
I also like these super brand bags sometimes, but still I prefer the bags which I can feel love and warmness, and I also like a bit kitch one.
But the most important thing for my bag choice is to be light because I have tight shoulders constantly…
So automatically the concept for kogamina bags became
” Light, Strong, and make you cheerful”
From 2000 to 2002, I worked as a volunteer in a small village in Bangladesh.
With the village ladies, I struggled to change their life into better condition.
Somehow, we managed to built a small women union and set up a little workshop to receive orders to make their traditional clothes.
In cities, girls can go to work in factories but in villages, they have to stay around their home to take care of family at the same time and also because of their traditional custom. The wage for those ladies who work in factories from morning to night is incredibly low, so you can imagine how it is for the ladies in villages…(factories come to villages to drop their orders), but it is better than nothing, so they really work hard to earn little money.
My dream is to create kogamina bags with those village ladies and to pay them proper wages which correspond to their work. And I know they can make nice products which you can feel love and warmness…
It will be a long way to go, but I want to keep going forward to make it happen!!
Minako Koga Bocquillon
Owner, Kogamina Creator
I finally decided to launch a small independent label to present my work and feelings under my name, kogamina.
Thanks for dropping by and hope you like my creations.
For more, you can visit my own website @ www.kogamina.com
Accepted payment methods
Buyers can pay immediately through PayPal they order an item(s); this means you can pay with your PayPal account, debit or credit card. PayPal is safe and secure and sellers will not see your financial info.
If I do not receive payment confirmation within 2 days (excluding weekends) of your purchase, I reserve the right to re-list that item(s). As per Etsy policy non-paying buyers will be reported.
If you prefer bank transfer, conditions are same as above. If no transfer is done within 2 days (excluding weekends) of your purchase, I reserve the right to re-list this item(s). As per Etsy policy non-paying buyers will be reported.
Packages within France are sent by La Poste and normally take 1-3 business days.
Packages to the E.U. are sent by La Poste and normally take 3-5 business days.
Packages to everywhere else in the world are Sent by La Poste and normally take 5-10 business days.
The delivery time frames listed above are an estimate only. Occasionally, delays can occur due to various factors such as customs checks. Please understand these delays are random and out of my control. I thank you for your patience and am as anxious for you to receive your package as you are to receive it.
International packages DO NOT automatically have a tracking number. If your package is delayed I will not be able to track it for you. If you would like your package to be sent with a tracking number, please let me know before you purchase so I can adjust the shipping price for you. (Packages sent via this method incur a considerably higher cost).
Every item is carefully wrap and packaged with bubble envelopes, to ensure your purchase is a lovely gift to open.
Your item(s) will be sent using France Post Regular Mail. Please allow 7-10 days for shipping depending the destination.
If you need your item urgently please let me know and I'll try to do my best.
Please note and understand that I am not responsible for any customs fees, duty fees, or applicable taxes on international purchases you might incur.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see an item that I have sold that is not currently listed in my shop, please let me know and I might be able to work on a reserved listing for you.
Please feel free to ask, you imagination is my inspiration.