Long time kay me blog readers might remember our wonderful interview with andu amet founder Hiroko Samejima.
Hiroko founded andu amet in 2012, a high-end brand specialising in producing luxury handbags made in Ethiopia by locally trained and supported artisans, using quality Ethiopian sheepskin.
kay me stylist Yoko gives us a glimpse into our recent talk show held at our Shinjuku store and members club, with Hiroko in conversation with kay me founder Junko Kemi…
Hi everyone, it’s Yoko from kay me Shinjuku!
Lat month we held a special talk event with andu amet founder Hiroko. Prior to the talk show, andu amet items were on show here at our Shinjuku store and guests could touch for themselves the super soft sheepskin and see all the lovely colours and designs. All the kay me stylists and I were so excited.
For the event, we prepared drinks and nibbles and Junko Kemi even specially selected which wine to serve!
As we don’t use a podium for our talks, the speaker and audience are closer, creating a more connected atmosphere.
Hiroko gave us great insight into working as a founder and manager in Ethiopia and shared a lot of advice.
We received a lot of questions, and time flew by!
As part of the audience, I felt so lucky to hear this talk session between two designs and founders.
I think many people are now considering entrepreneurship!
After the event, Hiroko and Junko both exchanged business cards and networked with the audience, and as a stylist I loved pairing kay me items with andu amet accessories.
Our next session with a new guest speaker will be at the end of March, and I can’t wait!
Until next time… Yoko.