My name is Natsuko and I’m an Australian-Japanese fashion designer based in Melbourne.
I began my journey into the fashion industry in 2006.
Back then I had no idea about the environmental impacts.
It never occured to me to even think,
“Where did the fabrics come from?”
“How was it made?”
“What chemicals were used?”
I used whatever that was available in order to create something I wanted…
My wardrobe was overflowing with fast fashion and shoes.
There were mountains of fabrics and trims I promised to make something out of it, but it never really happened.
To be honest, I had no concept of sustainability.
But over the years working in the field, I realised how harmful the industry was.
Sustainability became a critical part of my creating process.
In 2016, I decided to create Kodama Apparel, a sustainable streetwear brand.
My goal is to create a range of gender neutral streetwear that people can feel comfortable in.
I focus on using eco-friendly fibres like hemp and organic cotton, and offer styles that are made locally.
With the end life cycle of clothing in mind, I make careful decisions during my designing stage and create each piece with long lasting quality.
Learn more about our sustainable process.
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