Happy New Year!
We are ringing in 2018 in Tokyo, one of the earliest place to begin this year in the world. Here, we spend the new year's eve and the new year's day with family just like Christmas in the states. We had peaceful quiet moment to reflect back the whole year with 108 temple bell rings, right before the moment it turned to 2018.
Last year, as many of you who follows us know, was a very eventful year for 1.61 Soft Goods. We moved to Tokyo from Los Angeles in April, took 4 months production break, slowly opened back up our web store, started taking wholesale orders through Indigo Fair, and opened up Amazon Handmade store. Oh, and not to mention, we got married in January...! (Now it is officially a family business ;)
We also traveled a lot. Beside moving to Tokyo in April, we traveled to Japan in January, Iceland in March, Taiwan in June, and tour through Europe (Netherlands, France, UK, Belgium, and Finland) in September.
2017 was definitely a roller coaster ride for us. We have done so much, trying new things that we have never done before, and of course many of those things we didn't know how to do it at all. We have learned a lot about many different aspects of our life and business. As we are looking back, it sure was not easy, but we are truly grateful for these curve balls that the life has thrown at us. And thank you all the customers who has been supporting us through the past 5 years of 1.61 Soft Goods.
We are planning to make 2018 as exciting as 2017, I know we have been neglecting this blog, we promise that we will put more effort keeping you all updated this year, so please come back here more often and read what we are up to!