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About

“galali organic”

 

We value gentleness
to “people” and “the earth”

 

We want the process of creating a beautiful product to be beautiful.

 

We believe the world can change through the smallest of things.

 

We have taken a series
of small actions.

2014
 Organic cotton production
(Burkina Faso)

2016
 Silk and Wild Silk Production
(Ethiopia)

2018
 Silk and Wild Silk Production
(Kenya)

 

We work hand in hand
with international research institutions, universities,
farmers, and local factories
in Japan and abroad
to develop new businesses.

 

We believe creating a beautiful thing
bring smiles to the faces
of both producers and users,
protects people and the Earth,
creates jobs, and contributes to the SDGs.

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Story

My entrepreneurial start-up
was motivated
by my severe atopic dermatitis,
hay fever and asthma.

These were not cured
by any treatment,
so I reassessed my surroundings

 

In choosing a business with which I could be comfortable,
I came to realize
that I wanted to deal in additive-free foods and natural fibers
for clothing.

I became obsessed with learning
about the background
behind the production
of those products!

 

It has been 15 years
since I started my business
in various parts of the world,
dreaming of smiles on the faces
of “producers” and “users,”
and involved in SDG product development and value chain construction.

 

I founded galali, Inc. in 2014.

Before I knew it,
my allergy symptoms were cured.

 

I can now sleep, eat, and dress
without being bothered by anything.

I am probably the healthiest
I have ever been!

 

I feel like I’ve come a long way
since the past.
Now I am making
what I really wanted back then!

 

galali

Yuko Schmelzeis-Mizutori

in sunny Tokyo

February 2022

Company Profile

galali inc, Japan

4-9, Harumi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Yuko Schmelzeis-Mizutori
Representative Director

Established July 8, 2014

Business Description:

Wholesale, retail (EC), planning, design, OEM, PR, and value chain planning for SDGs products such as textiles (silk, wild silk, organic cotton, animal hair), food ingredients, cosmetics, and general merchandise.

 

Channels where galali products have been sold:

Isetan Mitsukoshi, Odakyu Department Store, Sojitz GMC, Tokyu Hands, Tokyu Group (Hikarie), LIXIL, European luxury brands, BEAMS, KITTE Marunouchi, Lumine, Rakuten Direct (Soukai Drug), The SAZABY LEAGUE:, Oisix ra daichi (Daichi wo mamorukai), Nishikawa Futon, etc. (titles omitted)

 

Joint Research and Study Partners:

National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Tokyo University of Agriculture, University of Tokyo, UN/UNIDO (Ethiopia), UN/UNHCR (Ethiopia), International Scientific Research Organization/ICIPE (Kenya, Ethiopia) Kenya National Sericultural Research Center/NSRC, Government of India Research Organization/CSB, others (titles omitted)

2014

  • Founded galali, Inc.

2015

  • Surveyed organic cotton production site, production status, and supply chain strategy development at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso.

2016

  • Surveyed the production of Eri silkworms, silkworms and silk in Ethiopia at the invitation of icipe, an international scientific research institute.

2017

  • Started joint research on sericulture in East Africa with the Tokyo University of Agriculture.
  • Started research with the Tokyo University of Agriculture on silkworm and Eri silkworm breeding.

2019

  • Conducted a survey of silkworms and the silkworm and sericulture industry in India with the University of Tokyo. Participated in the Asia Pacific Congress of Silkworm and Insect Biotechnology. Conducted research on silkworm and wild silkworm sericulture and their value chain with the Central Silk Board (CSB), a research institute of the Government of India.
  • Conducted a study of the value chains of silkworms and wild silkworms in Ethiopia with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIA)
  • Together with Mr. Shimizu, former director of the Gunma Sericultural Experiment Station, began research and development on the utilization of unutilized resources, including the Wild Silk Museum and research on the edible pupae of the Eri silkworm.
  • Developed a strategy for technology and value chain for Kenyan silk at the invitation of SATREPS, Japan Agricultural Research Organization. Received an order from a major trading company to develop a value chain for Indian-African silk, which was marketed as SDG silk (bedding).
  • Interviewed by Associated Press in Nairobi and featured in newspapers and magazines in several countries (USA, Kenya, Taiwan, Singapore, etc.) as a Japanese female entrepreneur involved in SDG business (Kenya Silk)
  • Activities in Nairobi televised on NHK BS News in Japan
  • Conducted tasting of Eri silkworm pupae in Ethiopia to promote utilization of unutilized resources with Arba Minch University
  • Started research and development in Kenya with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology on the utilization of unused resources, such as edible pupae of Eri silkworms.
  • Selected as a cooperating company of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) for the “North Kanto Industry-Government-Academia Research Association Industry-Academia-Government Joint Research Grant Program”.
  • Delivered lecture at JICA (organized by the Japan Association for African Studies)

2020

  • Commissioned for a PR project order as an expert on African silk from SATREPS, Japan Agricultural Research Organization
  • Commissioned by a major pharmaceutical company for a project to develop a Kenyan silk value chain.

2021

  • Delivered presentation on “Subsequent Progress of Eri Silkworms (Kenya and Ethiopia) and the Path to a Silk Industry that Achieves the SDGs” at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Silkworm Science and Technology
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Silk Workshop in Africa

Due to the travel restrictions caused by the new coronavirus, the start of work on the silk soap workshop we were preparing in Kenya and Ethiopia has been postponed indefinitely.

After covid-19 or with covid-19

When I saw the news that the number of new coronavirus deaths in the U.S. quickly went from 60,000 to over 70,000,

Thank you for your patience! Masks are back in stock!

Some of our products, including the new ivory color, are now back in stock. They are made of 100% wild silk, from the mask itself to the ear straps.

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