OUR STORY

We are a passionate group of professionals from various backgrounds. Together we bring experience from the fields of healthcare, dermatology, quality control, textiles, fashion and design. Most of us live and work in Tokyo, Japan, and we are motivated by a passion for healthcare and human-centered design.

 

OUR STORY

We are a passionate group of professionals from various fields. Together we bring experience from the fields of Healthcare, Dermatology, Quality Control, Textile, Fashion and Design. Most of us live and work in Tokyo, Japan, and we are motivated by a passion for healthcare and human-centered design.

Jun Sugita

Production and QM

Jun is a Tokyo native who studied in Germany and New York and has been working as an executive in his century-old family manufacturing company

Dr. Sreenivas Menon

Dermatological Advisor

Menon is the Head of Dermatology at Al Noor Hospitals-Mediclinic in the U.A.E. and is a specialist in atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis

Misa Muto

Outreach and Product Design

Misa was born at the foothill of Mount Fuji, has studied in Canada and has worked for one of the largest skin care companies in Japan

Cozo Cazama

Artisan Advisor

Cozo is one of the last traditional aizome dyers in Japan, only using traditional ingredients and dyeing everything by hand

Michel May

Strategy and Outreach

Michel was born in Munich and has been living in Japan for 10 years, where he worked for a German healthcare company as COO/CFO

Thomas Trincado

Outreach and Marketing

Thomas is a true European, speaking five languages. He has worked in sales and business development for healthcare and textile companies in the U.K., Spain, Germany and Japan

Chihiro Konishi

Business Advisor

Chihiro is a Japanese healthcare entrepreneur involved in digital health and startup development

Niklas May

Conceptualization

Nick has more than 15 years of experience in graphics, advertisement, web design, UX design and strategy and has lived and worked in Munich, New York and Tokyo

Dan Asenlund

Research and Storytelling

Dan hails from Sweden but has spent most of his adult life in the U.S. and Asia, fuelled by his burning passion for Japan and its culture. He has worked as a journalist and filmmaker.

Our Vision

As information becomes more readily available, people will ask more questions about the textiles they wear. With the research published on dermal absorption in the last few decades, we have begun to understand that the toxic chemicals used in the industry are poisoning our environment. We feel that there is a growing demand for smart textiles, especially ones with preventive and curative properties regarding skin disease, and we want to answer this call with traditional Japanese knowledge.

 

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