frequently asked questions
01. are your pieces for sale?
Any available work can be found through my stockists. Please check with each shop or brand for their availability.
02. are your pieces meant to be used?
When I first started, I jokingly described my work as “mildly useful utility objects.” I encourage you to use them as you see fit—whether it’s for utility, decoration, or a little bit of both. Treat them with care (see below), and I hope they find a home among your daily rituals.
03. how do I care for my piece?
Take a peek at the Materials & Care section for more details, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
04. 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 the work for as long as possible.
05. do you wholesale to other retailers?
My wholesale window is currently closed. I may be open to it again in late 2023 with a strong preference for small 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.
06. 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.
07. what’s the best way to stay up to date?
You can keep up with the latest on Instagram.