Learn more about the history and heritage of the kay me brand:
Founder & Head Fashion Designer, Junko Kemi
The story of kay me starts in Osaka, west Japan, with kay me founder Junko Kemi’s grandmother.
Junko’s grandmother owned and ran a kimono shop, and as a child Junko loved to visit the shop and see her grandmother helping her customers to choose stylish new kimono for special events and occasions.
Moved by the power that a perfectly well-suited garment could have, Junko was deeply impressed by these childhood experiences and her grandmother’s work-ethic continues to be an influence.
kay me is proud of our authentic Japanese background, and our Japanese influence can be seen in our unique prints based on antique kimono designs and our impeccable standards of quality and service.
About kay me
kay me was founded in 2011 in Ginza, Tokyo. The motto of kay me is simple – “instant elegance with day-long comfort”, with the aim of helping businesswomen across the globe feel elegant, comfortable and confident throughout their busy schedules.
On the 5th anniversary of kay me, kay me international Ltd. was established in the UK on 1st June 2015, with the goal of bringing our exclusive “made in Japan” quality dresses to women everywhere.
kay me’s Five Features
- Machine Washable
- Business Ready
- Made in Japan
- Kimono Inspired
Made in Japan
kay me is 100% manufactured by skilled artisans in Japan, and over 90% of kay me items made in Tokyo. This makes kay me an excellent choice for ethically produced clothing – support the Japanese sewing industry and feel good about the clothes you wear.
kay me uses bespoke stretchy materials that provide extreme comfort, which in turn needing expert tailors to produce – one of the many reasons why kay me is manufactured purely by artisans with years of experience in Japan.
kay me uses unique prints that you won’t find anywhere else, and all fabrics are printed in-house by our team of experienced artisans. A kay me dress will always be as unique as you.