• June 22, 2015
  • Meredith Lee

The Beginning

This is the first of a series of posts I will be writing to tell the many stories of The Rare Orchid and the journey I have been on with my company for the past decade.  I have attempted many times to blog, but have never found the time to truly commit to it (just running every single aspect of...

  • January 07, 2015
  • Meredith Lee

Washi Accents for Soaps by Passion Moon Potions

Francesca and her company, Passion Moon Potions, has a special place in my heart.  Not only was she my very first Esty customer EVER, but her super cute, super successful business is based in Hawaii, my second home state.  Francesca creates small batch luxurious and indulgent skin care products in the Big Island of Hawaii without harsh chemicals, preservatives, parabens,...

  • December 09, 2014
  • Meredith Lee

Guest Crafter Marvin Miyoshi

Washi lovers come from all walks of life. Guest Crafter Marvin Miyoshi is a Radiology IT specialist who works at the Stanford Hospital. He used his childhood origami skills to create a string of chiyogami balloon-lantern lights using The Rare Orchid's Windy Stream and Peaches and Cream washi patterns. The natural mulberry fibers give washi translucent properties, perfect for projects involving light. The gentle light passing through...

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