Akiko Ando

Akiko Ando

Woven for "all times and places"

As a member of Seikatsu Kogei or Life Industrial Arts movement, Akiko Ando approaches textile and clothing design with much regard for how materials are used in daily life. Known for her original sarongs, she creates clothing with universal forms to allow her to focus and see the possibilities of fabrics from “all times and places”. Ando brings these considerations in textile design, meticulously weaving and stitching by hand to make the most of her materials. Akiko Ando runs Galerie Momogusa alongside her husband Masanobu Ando, where they celebrate the materials of their respective practices.
Dinner Napkin - Natural White
Dinner Napkin - Natural White

Dinner Napkin - Natural White

Akiko Ando

I am a Natural White Dinner Napkin. Pyramid, fan, pocket and crown — I’ll bend over backwards for you in any shape, because I’ll do anything just to be by your plate.  

$24
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Cocktail Napkin - Natural White
Cocktail Napkin - Natural White

Cocktail Napkin - Natural White

Akiko Ando

I am a Natural White Cocktail Napkin. You can scribble a few words on a napkin when you have a great idea, just don't do it on me.  

$16
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Dinner Napkin - White
Dinner Napkin - White

Dinner Napkin - White

Akiko Ando

I am a White Dinner Napkin. Some stains tell a story but I don’t wanna hear them.  

$24
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Cocktail Napkin - White
Cocktail Napkin - White

Cocktail Napkin - White

Akiko Ando

I am a White Cocktail Napkin. Don't worry about spilling on yourself — when I'm around, drinks are always gonna be on me.  

$16
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Baby Bib
Baby Bib

Baby Bib

Akiko Ando

I am a Baby Bib. I make sure spilled milk is nothing to cry over. When it comes to messes, I’ve got you babe!  

$30
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Hanging Tie Cloth
Hanging Tie Cloth

Hanging Tie Cloth

Akiko Ando

I am a Hanging Tie Cloth. When your hands and dishes are in need, I won’t leave you hanging on a string now.  

$30
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Stitched Dust Cloth
Stitched Dust Cloth

Stitched Dust Cloth

Akiko Ando

I am a Stitched Dust Cloth. For my magic trick, I’ll make dust bunnies disappear.   

$18
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Double Gauze Hand Cloth
Double Gauze Hand Cloth

Double Gauze Hand Cloth

Akiko Ando

I am a Double Gauze Hand Cloth. Don't throw in this towel! We can always dry, dry again.   

$25
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Mini Double Gauze Handkerchief
Mini Double Gauze Handkerchief

Mini Double Gauze Handkerchief

Akiko Ando

I am a Mini Double Gauze Handkerchief. If you're hankering to blow your nose, I'm a handy one to keep in tow.   

$16
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