Fog Linen Work is a Japanese brand started in Tokyo by Yumiko Sekine, who had started her first business in 1993 importing used books and housewares from Europe and America to Japan. Looking for better affordable every day linens, Sekine traveled to Lithuania which had a history of producing linen from local flax going back to the Middle Ages. There was no existing product that met her standards, but she was able to work with several linen producers to begin producing her own designs there. The company's goal is to design and distribute honest, beautiful, and long-lasting products.