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Hand-made glass jewellery brand established by the Japanese designer Kana Umeda in Japan in 2008. Now the brand has moved the studio to Brussels since 2017 to expand its horizon in Europe. The designer has always been attracted by the transparency of glass and thrives to realize what’s invisible with the light and the shadow the material creates. _cthruit’s pieces are made for independent women who believe in themselves, creating their own paths and values in life. Kana Umeda went to Notojima Glass studio to learn glassblowing for a year in Ishikawa Japan in 2000, after which she continues creating glass sculptures in local glass studios in Tokyo. In 2005, she started to learn lampworking in the studio of a glass artist and quickly realized her interests in making glass jewellery in her studio in Tokyo. After creating her own lable, _cthruit, in 2008, as a glass jewellery artist, she had various solo and group exhibitions in boutiques, galleries and department stores, while exposing her works in international trade shows in Tokyo, Seoul, NY, Toronto, and Paris.