Growing up in Osaka, Japan, Ayumi moved to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2010. During her studies, she started thinking about what it really means to be sustainable. This led her back to Japan, to the centuries-old practice of furoshiki. Ayumi now creates these traditional wrapping cloths from textiles that would otherwise end up in landfill. Founder of FabWrap and the newest member of our team, she began teaching her workshops for Rekindle in 2023.