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marissabschwartz on Oct 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love products from this shop! I bought my first hankey clutch a couple of years ago and use it every day, even taken it around the world a couple of times and it continues to hold up brilliantly. Since then I have continued to buy more for all the loved ones in my life who admire it. This vendor is so kind and great to work with as well. I whole heartedly recommend this shop!
Maddie on Sep 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
The bags I purchased are so beautiful! I bought one for myself a few years ago, and it's been envied by my family so much I had to buy ones for them, too. Couldn't recommend more! They're the perfect size for a lunch bag, and so cute. They do a great job keeping things cool, too!
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 Nanami 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.
Artist and Illustrator Erika Rier drew these portraits of me.
Ian McNicol is a master woodworker who collaborates with Kollodiworks; and has been seen cohosting booths at various festivals and fairs.
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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.