Designer of Floralia

Mayumi Tsuji


Q1. What made you decide to establish your own brand?

I learned about the preserved flowers such as pressed flowers and dry flowers at the flower arrangement school. At the beginning, I was only making botanical frame. However,  I wanted people to feel closer to pressed flowers so I established accessory brand and they can wear them everyday.


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Q2. Please describe your production process.

It takes a lot of time for the process from the fresh flowers to the preserved flowers.
First, I cut the fresh flowers to make it easy to dry. Next, it takes 5days-2weeks to make the pressed flowers and the dry flowers. Then, I select the good one from them. After that, I add colors in my own way to some flowers which are easy to fade colors. I am careful about keeping the original colors and the veins of a leaf. Finally, I apply the UV protection. I hope you enjoy the natural beauty of plants.


Q3. What made you interested in NY market?

While I was selling my productions in Japan, some people from the other counties were interested in. I think plants are for everyone beyond the border regardless of age or sex. I wanted to show them to people from all over the world and I had been looking for the opportunity. Then I met the ARCADE JAPAN. In New York where people from many countries are there, I want to see how people react to them.



Q4. Why did you decide to use flowers in your jewelry design?

Plants make me relaxed! I was born and raised in a country side with rich nature like ocean and mountains. Since my mother liked flowers, they were everywhere. After I moved to a city, I noticed the greatness of the nature. I don't remember how many times ocean or flowers helped me! They made my heart relaxed and beautiful. I missed them so much. One day, I fell in love with an unique world of dry flowers at first sight. I think plants are beauty of nature and beloved design. I believe they can make people relaxed.


Q5. Lastly, please share some comments to customers at the ARCADE JAPAN.
   最後に、the ARCADE JAPANのお客様に一言お願いします。

Hi, everyone! Plants could be your partner that make you happy and relaxed. In addition, each one has different face and only one in the world like a human. Please find your favorite flower.


Interview & text by Moeka Nakamura