Mieko Mintz was born in Southern Japan where she worked as a fashion designer before moving to the United States. In 1999 she opened her first store in the West Village before moving to her current SOHO location. Mieko's signature line of jackets, vests and scarves are made from traditional, handmade sari cloth, which are sewn together as kantha textile. All of Mieko's beautiful designs are sophisticated and comfortable for modern women looking for versatile fashion. Some pieces can be worn right side-up or up-side down and are reversible for versatile looks from the same piece. Traditionally, kantha are worn to keep the wearers safe from harm and bring happiness and prosperity, Mieko's vision keeps the essence of this tradition alive in her designs for a truly one of a kind piece that speaks directly to the individual.