Japanese bag label offers opportunities to Bangladeshis

Japanese brand Motherhouse founder Eriko Yamaguchi with the Full Open Mini Boston bag, one of the label’s popular models. The brand opened its second store in Singapore this month. PHOTO: MOTHERHOUSE
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Japanese label Motherhouse wants to showcase the craftsmanship of people in developing countries through high-quality bags and leather goods.

"Just because the products come from poorer countries does not mean that the product quality is poorer," said Motherhouse founder Eriko Yamaguchi, 38.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2020, with the headline Japanese bag label offers opportunities to Bangladeshis. Subscribe