Hello, my name is Martina Umemura.
I have created the lengthily-named Umemura Martina Kesennuma FS Atelier Co., Ltd. in Kesennuma Miyagi prefecture and have also transferred my certificate of residence to Kesennuma. I founded the company with the intention of allowing those living in the area affected by the Tohoku earthquake to rapidly regain independence through the creation of knitted products. Furthermore, I hope to share the pleasures of knitting and knitted products, widening a circle that creates happiness from Kesennuma to the rest of Japan and beyond. “Everyone can be happy through wool.” Everyone can share in the pleasure of wool, and wouldn't it be wonderful if that pleasure could be connected to the regeneration of the Tohoku region?