American Made Since 2009

Aiko Tanaka

Kirkland, Washington
As an artist, I create unique, modern, cute frame purses here in Kirkalnd, Washington.

Tell us about your business.

ZAKKA: The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance. ( by Wikipedia) I started "thezakka" in 2009. I want to create something to make one's life happier with my creations. My ultimate goal is to spread the name "thezakka" to the world. To achieve my goal, I'll just keep making good quality items with my taste. I use any kinds of fabric I love from all over the world. I try to create something new by playing with colors and patterns of the fabric. My favorite fabric is linen. I love the rustic feel which linen has and will keep creating using it.

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  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

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  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

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  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

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