Noriko Collins - Founder of Kimono Kollab
Born in Japan, Noriko worked in the financial industry in Tokyo before marrying a New Zealander and moving to Singapore, where she had resided for almost 18 years. She is also the agent for a brand of premium Japanese organic green tea, a translator, and a business consultant for Japanese firms in Singapore. After the Great East Japan Earthquake, she embarked on a project to raise funds for the victims, selling ‘Japan You Can!’ T-shirts. The project raised more than $30,000, which was donated to the victims via the Singapore Red Cross.
In Feb 2015, she moved to Auckland with her kiwi husband.
She considers herself Japanese and a citizen of the world.