The Japanese term "mottainai" can be compared to the saying "waste not, want not." This value is the inspiration behind my carefully crafted items.
I search for vintage fabrics and garments that inspire me and then create items out of these textiles. Every piece of the garment or fabric is used for my creations. Nothing is wasted.
Since I work in this way I create one of a kind items that "show off" the best qualities of the fabrics I use. All items are unique and each one is created by me (and only me) in my home. Each item is made carefully, one by one, to last. I do not have an "assembly line". This may be an antiquated way of doing things but I want the buyer to know that the same thought and care went into EACH item I sell, from the very first to the very last.
I have been selling items via ETSY since 2011.
Here is a sampling of feedback from my ETSY site:
"Super fast shipping, beautiful item. Just what I had been searching for. It'll be perfect for my wedding. "
"Utterly unique and lovely! Thank you so much!"
"Beautiful fabric. I am very happy with my purchase."
"Just beautiful! Excellent customer service and arrived quickly."
"Shipped extraordinarily fast, looks even better than in the photo. Beautifully made."
My entire ETSY feedback information for "Twice Upon A Time Design" can be seen here: www.etsy.com/shop/TwiceUponATimeDesign?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#reviews
My entire ETSY feedback information for "Rochester Textile" can be seen here:www.etsy.com/shop/RochesterTextile?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#reviews
Where to find "Twice Upon a Time Design" products:
Handmade products can be found in this website's shop section.
Not all of my handmade items are currently listed on this website so please feel free to contact me if you are looking for a specific item.
All textiles can be found on this site or my ETSY shop: <>www.etsy.com/shop/RochesterTextile
Breast Forms: Please contact me directly if you are inquiring about breast forms. If you received breast forms from Pluta Cancer Center and wish to have more, I can provide additional sets for a monetary donation of your choosing plus shipping costs. All donations are used to purchase supplies for the forms that are donated to Pluta Cancer Center.
I am currently located in Glenville, New York and am doing business as "Rochester Textile and Kimono"