We all need extra ways to feel good this holiday season! Two of our Nozomi team members, Claire Foster and Sue Takamoto, team up to share ten ideas to make your holidays even more “merry and bright” - including Sue's famous family recipe for eggnog!Continue reading
True confession: Even though I am the founder and director of one of the very few social enterprises in Japan for women, I have not been very aware of the issues surrounding the fashion industry and ethical sustainability.
That all began to change two years ago.
After some deliberate consideration, my husband and I canceled our planned seaside vacation to go as a family to Cambodia instead. Let’s just say our four children were not excited about this decision! Upon arrival...Continue reading
As we approach the nine-year anniversary of the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, we take joy in finding new ways to pass on hope. This past October, Typhoon Hagibis, the costliest Pacific storm on record, tore through Japan and caused tremendous destruction.
One friend of Nozomi in a nearby community, Mrs. M., has loved what Nozomi is about, and wanted to bring hope into this recent tragedy. As the government trucks were going through her neighborhood to collect all of the ruined household items...Continue reading
Yesterday, I walked downstairs and saw a woman I didn't know, sipping tea with one of our team members. Chipped pottery was strewn on the coffee table around them...Continue reading
It was such an amazing day when Abe Akie came to visit!Continue reading