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. In 1999 She visited Lithuania, a country that grows flax, whose fibers are spun into linen. She contacted linen producer and started to have them produce her own product designs in Lithuania. Her products lines are leading and defining the natural life style trend today. Sekine continues to be inspired to create beautiful simple products for daily use.