kollodiworks

Imagineer of parent & child goods made in Portland, Ore

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2017

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kollodiworks

Imagineer of parent & child goods made in Portland, Ore

Portland, Oregon | 126 Sales

Announcement    I am building custom masks! Please message me and I can send you photos of available fabrics, styles and prices. In the month of September, $1 from every mask purchased will go to the ACLU of Oregon. Thank you!!!

Thank you everyone who bought a mask and contributed to the fundraisers. Together we raised these amounts in these months to these wonderful community pillars.
August -- Black Resilience Fund $325
July -- Oregon Food Bank $330
June -- Don't Shoot PDX $380

Mask donations have been distributed to Outside In (Youth Shelter and Services), River District Navigation Center (Houseless Shelter), and Walnut Park Shelter (Houseless Shelter).

Locations where you can find my gifts for parent & child in Portland, Oregon.
BEANSTALK - 8021 SE Stark St & 3527 NE 15th Ave: Masks for kids and grownups, snack bags, sandwich wraps, burp cloths, utensil cases, baby crinkles, mini pocket waist pouches & little kid adventure bags. They have launched and online store and you can shop for my products there at https://shopbeanstalk.com/
SWEETPEAS - 8235 SE 13th Ave: Masks for kids and grownups snack bags, utensil bags, utensil cases, baby crinkles, snack wrappers, hair clips, hair ornaments, and drool bibs
CELANDINE VINTAGE - 911 NE Dekum St: vintage hair bows and napkins made from 1940s/50s sugar sacks, snack bags & sandwich wraps in vintage fabrics.
JAPANESE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF OREGON, formerly the OREGON NIKKEI LEGACY CENTER - 121 NW 2nd Ave: snack bags, sandwich wraps, and select fukuro in their gift shop.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 1, 2020

I am building custom masks! Please message me and I can send you photos of available fabrics, styles and prices. In the month of September, $1 from every mask purchased will go to the ACLU of Oregon. Thank you!!!

Thank you everyone who bought a mask and contributed to the fundraisers. Together we raised these amounts in these months to these wonderful community pillars.
August -- Black Resilience Fund $325
July -- Oregon Food Bank $330
June -- Don't Shoot PDX $380

Mask donations have been distributed to Outside In (Youth Shelter and Services), River District Navigation Center (Houseless Shelter), and Walnut Park Shelter (Houseless Shelter).

Locations where you can find my gifts for parent & child in Portland, Oregon.
BEANSTALK - 8021 SE Stark St & 3527 NE 15th Ave: Masks for kids and grownups, snack bags, sandwich wraps, burp cloths, utensil cases, baby crinkles, mini pocket waist pouches & little kid adventure bags. They have launched and online store and you can shop for my products there at https://shopbeanstalk.com/
SWEETPEAS - 8235 SE 13th Ave: Masks for kids and grownups snack bags, utensil bags, utensil cases, baby crinkles, snack wrappers, hair clips, hair ornaments, and drool bibs
CELANDINE VINTAGE - 911 NE Dekum St: vintage hair bows and napkins made from 1940s/50s sugar sacks, snack bags & sandwich wraps in vintage fabrics.
JAPANESE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF OREGON, formerly the OREGON NIKKEI LEGACY CENTER - 121 NW 2nd Ave: snack bags, sandwich wraps, and select fukuro in their gift shop.

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(49)
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  • knish on Sep 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Delightful order! Beautiful fabrics. 8 year old says these are her best masks and wears them constantly, even when running outside to play. Comfortable masks for the whole family from grandkids, mom & dad, and grandma & grandpa. Well constructed and easily adjusted.
    Order arrived in a timely manner! Well Done Kollodiworks!

  • maile on Sep 12, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I mailed one yard of sandpiper fabric purchased from another etsy business and wasn't sure how many bags or masks could be sewn. She did a fabulous job cutting the fabric to make 3 beautiful lunch bags and a variety of face masks. Everything was perfect and I have some winner Christmas gifts to share.

  • Heidi on Sep 9, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    These arrived very quickly, fit well, and are very cute!

  • Stephanie on Aug 13, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful masks, thank you!!

  • Isadora on Aug 12, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Super comfy masks that don’t steam up my glasses (!!!!!), and such nice fabric!

  • NinetyNine909 on Aug 12, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    We sent this mask to a friend of ours who is quarantined at her assisted living home, and here's the message she sent:
    "I got the most beautiful japanese pattern mask I’ve ever seen. I will wear it on sundays only. I wear jeans on sat, and on sun get dressed up and watch sensei on youtube wearing sunday ‘going to temple’ clothes. how else will those clothes ever get worn?"

  • Morgan on Aug 10, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love this! Its so well made and so cute. It makes me very happy. I use it to bring a spork to lunch and there’s also room for a granola bar or other small snacks.

  • Briana on Aug 6, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I ordered three masks from Kollidi and they all turned out great! She has so many cute fabric options available and she sewed them up so quickly! Shipping was super quick as well and am so glad that I don’t have to wash my one mask all the time now. Also love her food pouches, and use one of her utensil pouches for paintbrushes and pens. All well crafted!

  • samantha maeda on Aug 6, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    super high quality and cute!!! love it!!

  • Beth on Aug 6, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I am in love with these masks! They are comfortable, good quality, and love the assortment of fabrics! I couldn't decide on fabrics, because there were so many amazing choices. I purchased some as gifts, and they came wrapped nicely and professionally. They make the perfect gifts! Kollodi was responsive, and my order of masks came so quickly!!! Thank you Kollodi for your work and donations to the community!

About kollodiworks

Sales 126
On Etsy since 2017

Nanami graduated with a B.A. in Theatre in 1997, and tried, failed, and succeeded at making a living at it. She created fanciful landscapes and miraculous props. She was the one you called if you needed to drop a lake of feathers from the sky, make walls weep blue, or have actors move through a soft world of pincushion-esque props. Her critically acclaimed, award winning work was seen regularly in Portland, London, and Edinburgh, and has toured around the world.

When Nanami became a mother everything began to shift. When her son turned 18 months and tried to contribute to production meetings kollodi realized that she could no longer keep him in tow. She began working alone at night with her stockpiles of textiles. Some of the fabrics were gifts from her grandmothers who kept fabric scraps, rice bags and sugar sacks from the 1940s and 50s because they were frugal and would use them to make dresses and other household goods.

Both of Nanami's grandmothers were homemakers and seamstresses. Career options back then were grim for second generation Japanese-American women, whose parents thought adequate formal education for girls was to 10th grade. After 10th grade her grandmothers attended sewing school. As seamstresses, they ventured beyond piece work and created new patterns for dresses and costumes of the day.

Nanami enjoys sewing because it brings her closer to her history and future. She now designs and builds reusable alternatives to throwaway culture from her home in Portland, Oregon. Her mother gave her a real needle when she was 18 months old and she hasn't put it down since.

Production partners

  • Ian McNicol

    Portland, OR

    Ian McNicol is a master woodworker who collaborates with Kollodiworks; and has been seen cohosting booths at various festivals and fairs.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Sep 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

If you would like your item to be gift wrapped, I will do it for free in biodegradable/recyclable materials. After the item is wrapped, I will put it in a repurposed, clean plastic sleeve and then package it for shipping.

Please include a message in "note from buyer" saying "This is a gift, I would like it wrapped"--or something like that.

Thank you for your patronage.