Yumiko Sekine started her first business in 1993 importing used books
and houseware from Europe and America to Japan.
In her search for more products, she could not find affordable every day linens
that she had used during her childhood.
She visited Lithuania, a country that grows flax, whose fibers are spun into linen,
and has been producing and exporting linen products to other European countries since the Middle Ages.