kay me founder Junko Kemi recently visited India to source firsthand new items for our exclusive kay me Select line, bringing together the finest quality with the best handmade craftsmanship from around the world.
Hello, it’s Junko Kemi here…
Last month I visited Delhi in India for the first time. This time was purely for work, so I was only able to stay for one night. I was sad that I couldn’t see more, but my first impression was of all the people!
There was a long line at immigration control, and I read that India has a population of 1.3 billion compared with Japan’s 100 million, and is predicted to exceed 1.5 billion by 2100. When I visited Manila last year for an ASEAN meeting, I saw on the streets that the average age was 23 years old, while in Japan it’s 46!
I also thought about many things while on this trip, including consumption tax (a big issue in Japan), recruitment, how to become a valuable human being, how to train people in organisations, and how we can change the structure of the labour market. These issues came to the top of my mind once again.
On this trip I brought with me some of my favourite kay me items, including our chiffon Monet print dress, new navy stripe dress and two kay me Select scarves – these are essential for surviving strong air conditioning!
I had a wonderful time in India even though it was a short trip, and I’m looking forward to sharing more of my adventures again.
You can find kay me Select items online here, with more coming soon…