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Mercato

handmade headbands, scarves, bags and more
 

About the Business

Mercato creates fashion accessories for those who don’t want to look the same as all their friends. Our products are always fresh and unique, made from diverse materials such as vintage Japanese kimono fabric, American vintage wool, or our original photo fabrics.
 

ABOUT THE ENTREPRENEUR

Mercato was founded Chika Michieli who was born in Japan. She moved to New York in 1998 to study photography. She has always been crafty, since her mother taught her how to sew at a young age. After she worked in photography for many years, she opened her web shop selling all hand-made products, such as her own photography fabric pouches. She came to Start Small Think Big seeking assistance to formalize her growing business!