Have you checked out Kimchi Kawaii?
I found them in a facebook group where there is a bunch of Kawaii creative artists.So I thought it would be nice to introduce you to Kimchi Kawaii's Owner.
Tell us a little about your self :
''I've been running Kimchi Kawaii for 4 years now. Started it off with mostly my designs and then branched out into crafted items which caused me to start a sub brand called Frosted Fleur de Lis. Cause you know, working a full time job and doing a side business for one brand wasn't enough!
I asked Kimich kawaii a few questions about their business adventures
There is a range of Goodies that Kimchi kawaii have to offer!
How cute is this bat...I may have bought it...
Jewellery, Charms and Kawaii Accessories
Click Here to buy in the mean time as they will be setting up a new online shop!
You can find the main page Here.
And for Prints and design Link here.
Tartan meets Kimich Kawaii Interview
Lets ask Kimich Kawaii some nosiy questions
Hello Kimich Kawaii can you tell us what was it that inspired you to build a business?
I've always loved doing art and knew it was something I wanted to do for a living. I heard about print on demand businesses like Cafe Press and Zazzle and figured that was a great way to get my designs out to the world.
What's the meaning being the Brand names? they are very usual.
My main brand actually used to be called Soy Happy. I was just figuring out the whole business thing and didn't do a search to find out if that name was already being used and it was. I was contacted by the trademark holder (very politely I might add) and I agreed to stop. I had only had it for one year at that point and my marketing attempts had all failed so I wasn't particularly attached to it. Plus, people were thinking it was a Spanglish thing since 'soy' is the first person conjugation for 'to be'. They thought I was meaning 'I am happy' and mixing languages. So then I came up with Kimchi Kawaii because I'm Korean and doing Japanese inspired 'kawaii' art.
Frosted Fleur de Lis was the winner of two names I came up with from me throwing a bunch of words together that I liked the sound of and making sure no one had the name already, lol! All I knew was that since most of my crafts are sweet/sugary, I wanted something that reflected that. I also had a cooler logo idea for Fleur than my other name idea
Wow that is so interesting!
What style would you say your aiming for in your products?
Definitely kawaii style. I kind of keep my Kimchi Kawaii stuff more simplistic and generally happy and full of bad puns. I like to make people laugh. Frosted Fleur is more pastel, sweets style, aimed at lolitas and people who just like sweet things.
What would you say inspires you the most?
People who can do their art full time inspire me - not just kawaii artists, any artist who has reached that level. That is my dream.
Where do you see your self in the next few years?
Hopefully, spending more time with Kimchi and Fleur and less time in the office at my full time job. Would like to be able to attend anime cons and sell at them all over the place, even different countries.
Do you have any hopes or achievements you wish to do with your business?
I think it would be so cool to be walking around and run into a complete stranger wearing one of my designs that they purchased from my online shop. My REALLY crazy day dream is that Gwen Stefani of No Doubt would like my stuff.
Seriously, I would just like my brand to be more recognized. It would be really fun to learn how to draft my own patterns so I could sell my fabric designs as Lolita dresses and stuff through Fleur (all I can do right now is put them up in Spoon flower and hope DIY lolitas buy the fabric as all my dresses are made using commercial, copyrighted sewing patterns so I can't sell my loli dresses).
Tell us then hats the most kawaii things you own?
Uh, that's a really hard question! I have some super cute plushies I got at some cons and online - like Kitty and Puppy Toasts, Mouse Bread and a super cute melon plushie.
Thank you so much for taking part of the Interview
Arigatou gozaimasu ^^
So many cute things!
Cant wait to let you all see my new batty kawaii ring!
Stay Super Kawaii
Stay Super Kawaii