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The representative, Tsuchiya's parents, were from Okinagabe Island, so he retired early in 2011 and moved to Okinagabe Island. For this reason, the land that my family had visited frequently became a place where my parents' home was located, and I visited every time on a long vacation, and I noticed that the island's wonderfulness and the warmth of people, as well as the small employment opportunities and the aging population. 。
Many people on the island are hard workers, and many people do three or four jobs alone to make a living. I noticed that most families have an average birth rate of 2.02 and have three children, and many families cost educational expenses. The island has an educational institution to high school, but if you want to receive higher education, you have to get out of the island. Of course, it costs money. Even if you get a scholarship and go on to school, you need a lot of money, such as living expenses and rent.
I thought that the childcare generation could be pleased if there was a role at home because of the role burden at home. In particular, women over the age of 60 have a high possession of occupational sewing machines and the handicrafts culture is thriving, so I came up with the idea that I would create a sewing job opportunity to create a woman over 60 years old.
As a result, the elderly can enjoy their lively life, and through the opportunity to teach sewing techniques for child -raising generations, the local community is revitalized, creating opportunities for moms and grandmas to improve their lives and enjoy working. Maybe we can return something to children who are entrusted with the development of the future of nature and cultural islands.
I wanted to create such a mechanism, so I first gathered a small studio on Okinoerabe Island, gathered people with sewing technology and started making samples. It took about one year to be able to sew a high quality as a product, and it was on sale.