Mieko Mintz, a visionary of textile art,
Her creative prowess sets her apart.
With a passion for vintage silk's allure,
She transforms fabric into treasures pure.
Drawing inspiration from cultures diverse,
Her designs tell stories, they converse.
Each piece a symphony of colors and patterns,
Crafted with love, her artistic lanterns.
From Kantha stitches to vibrant motifs,
Mieko Mintz's work brings joy and relief.
Her creative overview, a testament to skill,
In the realm of textile art, she reigns still.
MIEKO MINTZ: THE KANTHANIST
Mieko Mintz was born on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu and studied fashion in Tokyo. After twelve years working there as a fashion designer, she came to the United States to study English and fate has kept her here ever since.
After a number of years working out of her home, she opened her first store on Grove Street in the West Village section of Lower Manhattan, New York City. That was in August 1999. Five years later she moved to a beautiful storefront on Thompson Street in Soho.
In 2009 Mieko started selling wholesale. In 2014 the operation was moved to a larger space on Vandam Street, also in Soho. This became the headquarters of the wholesale distribution of MM clothing on a world-wide scale.