frequently asked questions
01. are your pieces for sale?
A selection of my latest work is currently available through two shops in San Francisco: Abacus Row and Earthen (in-person/online). I’m also looking into my own sales channels in the near-ish future.
02. how do I care for my piece?
I gotchu. Take a peek at the Materials & Care section for more details, and feel free to reach out if you have additional questions.
03. why are your collections so small?
I (one human) run and make pieces for Iro Iro Things part-time. This practice is an attempt to resist the unsustainable pace of modern life and demands on small-scale creative work. I create a few pieces at a time in cohorts, make them available, and then rest + plan during the course of a month. All pieces are made in my apartment with mostly hand tools, so the process is slow—to say the least :)
I know this is not the most lucrative way to build a business and the pathway to scale up remains unclear (though not totally desired tbh), but I care more about preserving my love of the process, protecting my body, and enjoying my work for as long as possible.
04. do you wholesale to other retailers?
I’m potentially open to wholesale opportunities with a strong preference for local SF shops/brands that understand my ethos. Please be patient and kind if there is a wait for pieces, not many pieces are available, or if my wholesale window is closed. Send me an email to see what’s possible.
05. what does “iro iro things” mean?
Iro Iro Things comes from the Japanese phrase 色々な事 (iroiro-na-koto), meaning various things. This phrase is kind of an everyday utterance but to me, it felt like something oddly revelatory. You can read about why in the About section.
06. what’s the best way to stay up to date?
Follow along on Instagram for the latest updates. I may also make an email list at some point but does anyone read email anymore? I don’t even know.