Handmade Green Living
Textile artist Hayakawa Yumi lives on a verdant mountainside. Using cloth gathered from all over Asia, she makes one-of-a-kind clothing, bags and more. Scraps of fabric from her work are scattered all over her home studio as she never discards them. Almost completely self-sufficient, all her kitchen scraps go to making compost. And ash from her fire is used for washing dishes or scattered in her vegetable garden. Valuing the cycle of life.
No matter how small, every scrap of cloth is put to use
Daily meals with vegetables harvested from her own garden
Ash from a wood-burning stove fertilizes her garden