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 | 131 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 October, $1 from every mask purchased will go to the Red Cross. 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.
September -- ACLU of Oregon $144
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 Oct 10, 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 October, $1 from every mask purchased will go to the Red Cross. 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.
September -- ACLU of Oregon $144
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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About kollodiworks

Sales 131
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.