About us

Maison Mikumo is an Asian-American woman-owned and US-based slow fashion brand dedicated to offering cute & conscious clothing inspired by Korean, Japanese, and Chinese modern and historical fashion.

All designs are original and developed by an independent designer and the founder of the brand, Tina, who is a professional illustrator and designer with a BA of Fine Arts. Maison Mikumo successfully crowdfunded its first production run on Kickstarter in April 2022.

independent fashion designer Tina headshot

Maison Mikumo is dedicated to using high-quality and sustainability-forward fabrics, with an emphasis on sourcing materials with reputable third-party certifications, such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Recycle Standard and Recycled Claim Standard (GRS & RCS), and Oeko-Tex, to ensure that our materials are responsibly produced to meet sustainability standards. Our materials include certified organic cotton, recycled polyester, merino wool, linen, lyocell, ecoviscose, and more.

Our dual-pronged manufacturing strategy combines both small-batch and zero-inventory on-demand production to prevent over-stocking and waste while offering a wide range of products at different price points. Our woven fabrics are custom made for us in just the right quantity that we need, resulting in minimal wastage. Any excess material is repurposed or donated to nonprofits to be reused, upcycled, or downcycled into usable materials.

We are committed to working with responsible factories that pay not only legal, but living wages, ensure workplace safety, and prohibit unlawful labor and discrimination. Our two US-based factories are both located in Brooklyn, NY, and our Sedex-certified Indian factory is in Delhi.

At Maison Mikumo, we strive towards transparency and embrace our small business model. We publish periodic blogs detailing behind-the-scenes research & development, sharing pricing breakdowns, and more. Additionally, we invite our community to be a part of our design process via our biannual design surveys and Instagram polls. Make sure to sign up on our mailing list and follow us @maisonmikumo to get involved!