Hello! 

Thank you for visiting my online shop of handmade goodies.  I started SiRaeYa in 2020 with a dream to share beautiful and practical creations with the world.  I have found, with the fast paste of the fashion industry and our world not quite catching up to it, we all needed something new, colourful, quirky but at the same time affordable in our lives.  

Firstly, a bit about me.  I am a full-time digital publishing expert working with the TIME magazine.  The team I work with is based in Japan, so I work extremely odd hours (1 am - 9 am).  In the mornings I tend to be asleep till about 1 pm and I start my life as a bagmaker, designer and mother.  

The SiRaeYa collection of eco-friendly products are a constant in my online shop.  They are products I would like to share with all of you, hoping we can all give reusable bags a try and cut out as much plastic from our lives as possible.  I do understand the benefits of ziplock bags, and I am not opposed to us using them to seal foods from the air, keep them fresh etc.  I would just like to promote the idea of not using them for absolutely everything.  The reason I say this is because I caught my parents using them to put their loose cables around the house. I know! WHAAAAAT? 

Since that revelation, I've made them storage bags out of gorgeous fabric to organise my own home and for the same reason, I would like to share it with all of you too. 

Okay, on to the bag making side of my business.  I love bags, I have too many bags if that is possible.  I like making bags with different materials, combinations, lots of pockets and just share them.  Most of the time I do not follow a certain trend or seasonal requirements.  I just make what I want, when I want, and how I want.  I price my bags as fairly as I possibly can,  by their cost to make, the lovely materials I use and how much time I spend making them.  And trust me, I don't pay myself much when it comes to this side of the business.  

Since I started the business, I have not bought a gift for a friend or family member.  I have been hand-making everything, and I am going to keep it this way.  This way the gifts are all personalised, unique and they are made literally, from my blood and sweat.  

So, hopefully, you have found something you like in my shop, and if not, not to worry, give me another look when you need a gift for your special someone.  Or if you are like me and addicted to bags, head back here when your "saving for a bag" piggy bank fills up! 

Happy Shopping - Get in touch if you need anything! 

Bye for now. 

Jolanda