Monday, 7 July 2014

Kotona - Handmade Home Décor and Accessories

Hi I am Yini and I run Kotona, an Etsy shop based in Helsinki, Finland. My shop sells housewares and accessories, mostly sewn. Some of my items are made of fabric hand-printed by me with various methods.

What brought you to Etsy?
I had a friend who opened a shop in the early days when Etsy just started and I was really interested in having a creative hobby which could potentially earn itself. So I jump right in in 2008, but since then has changed my shop.

What inspires you?
Human kindness moves me the most and inspires me to do many things that I do. But when it comes to art and other visual things I would have to say urban nature strangely is really exciting and interesting to me. Seeing small plants grow out of cracks of large concrete structures gives me hope that life will prevail!

What has been your best experience on Etsy?
My experience with Etsy has it's ups and downs. But recently with my new look on things, I've experience a real sense of community on Etsy. Sellers helping sellers, the more experienced giving a hand to newbies and people supporting each other. But nothing beats being on front page! LOL!

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