Yumiko Sekine started her first business in 1993 importing used books and houseware from Europe and America to Japan. In her search for more products, she could not find affordable every day linens that she had used during her childhood. Yumiko visited Lithuania, a country that grows flax, whose fibers are spun into linen, and has been producing and exporting linen products to other European countries since the Middle Ages. She then contacted several linen producers and started to have them produce her own product designs in Lithuania.
Now after ten years, Fog Linen produces a large line of linen products for the home and linen clothing. Its products are leading and defining the natural life style trend today. Yumiko continues to be inspired to create beautiful simple products for daily use.