It is time to rethink the way we create
My journey started with a strong rejection of the very culture of modern fashion. In particular. I was disgusted by how fast fashion has trashed the environment and at the same time disregarded the basic human rights of its workers. For these very reasons, I decided to take actions in my own hands and teach myself to sew.
Being sewing such a great hobby, my output at the beginning was very high. I soon realized that if I wanted to combat the buy-and-then-toss culture put forth by modern consumerisms, I had to embrace the intentionality and slowness of ethical fashion in my sewing practice too. In particular, I was very overwhelmed by the amount of textile waste which was cluttering my space as well as my mind.
As a reaction to this feeling I launched Kintsugi with idea of using mostly deadstock or repurposed fabrics.
Keeping in mind the environmental principles of reduce, reuse and recycle helps us minimize the waste we generate
Mottainai (もったいない) is the Japanese word that conveys the sadness generated by waste. By reusing old textiles, we aim to bring joy instead of sadness.
The only way to reduce our impact is to produce and consume less. For this reason, our products are made-to-order or unique, zero-waste creations.