Having the background of continuing business growth and increasing acknowledgement in international markets, LinenMe keeps establishing its business in Japan. Inga Lukauskiene, the owner and designer of LinenMe, and her colleague have just finished their mission to Japan and returned with fresh and happy experiences.
As we wrote earlier in this blog, LinenMe is one of lots of European companies that met high criteria and became a participant of EU Gateway Programme which organises and funds business missions in high technology and design sectors for European companies to develop their business in Japan and Korea.
This year LinenMe took part in European Design Exhibition in Tokyo with other fast growing and perspective companies from Europe. The exhibition was the medium to meet existing clients of LinenMe and present itself to the new ones.
Inga Lukauskiene says: “Japan is one of the largest markets for design products, with consumers constantly on the lookout for uniqueness and high-quality. Being part of this mission and taking part in exhibition allow us to present our products to potential business partners and buyers from departments stores, select shops, importers etc. Moreover, we also have a great possibility to learn about the local business culture as well as consumer trends and specifics.”
Japan companies, as lots of companies around the globe, were excited with the beauty and the quality of Lithuanian linen home textile made by LinenMe and lots of fruitful meetings took place.
Lara home textile collection was the most popular – existing and new partners and clients were interested in Lara linen napkins and tablecloths, linen bathroom towels a lot. Lightweight and bright coloured linen Garza scarves attracted lots of attention, too. As well as brand new Lara linen beach bags.
Apart from taking part in the exhibition, LinenMe team visited several partners already selling LinenMe products in Japan and internationally – Spiral and Y-Yacht to name the few.
“It is very rewarding to meet new people from completely different culture and way of living and see them excited about your products, watch them choosing what they like and hear many words of praise” – says Inga Lukauskiene, the owner and chief designer of LinenMe. “We hope to have more time next year and visit even more of our partners and keep on successful partnership.”