We are Maruko & Halu and offer fashion for Smart Dolls, under our own label “MarukoHalu”.
It can be worn at different occasions, whether your Smart Doll is casual in town, relaxing at home or doing sports.
All our products are made of premium quality fabric, the silhouette and design resemble those of clothing for humans.
Design by “MarukoHalu” is simple and basic with a modern taste.
MarukoHalu are also contributing as pattern designer to the Mirai Store apparel as well.
Hardshell Icelandic Jacket
Military Field Jacket
スマートドール用ミリタリーフィールドジャケット。岐阜産、ウェザリング加工は児島。8月発売予定。パターン by @maruko_halu
Military Field Jacket for Smart Doll – made in Gifu Japan due out August. Pattern by @maruko_haluhttps://t.co/TmRDKWnDA3 #smartdoll pic.twitter.com/yuXkPxl2c5
— Danny Choo (@dannychoo) July 14, 2018
Open shoulder shirt
Open shoulder shirt for #smartdoll prototype – designed with @maruko_halu
スマド用オープンショルダーシャツ。@maruko_halu さんと共同開発。 https://t.co/0axaw61Vp2 pic.twitter.com/LVO9A7QFDg
— Danny Choo (@dannychoo) June 27, 2018
Hope you enjoy to take out your dressed up Smart Doll to town.
In 2017 we had our first encounter with the “Smart Doll, Mirai”, which was the beginning of our journey to our own fashion label “MarukoHalu”.
We still recall, as we started searching the net for unique and charming looking dolls.
Finally, we allocated in Pinterest the Smart Doll which was by far the most beautiful.
We have never seen such a cute doll with such a gorgeous figure.
Getting inspired by the “Smart Doll Mirai”, is where everything started.
We could not stop thinking of it and finally decided to visit the Mirai Store in Tokyo.
The Smart Doll was immediately close to our heart, the minute we saw her.
Soon after we applied for the Smart Doll Workshop to obtain our own doll.
The Smart Doll is not only cute, but her clothing is also of high quality and as stylish as those of humans.
This was the first step into our endeavor of making Smart Doll clothing.
All clothes we have made were shared in blogs, Twitter and Instagram.
Through these Social Media we received many positive comments and even requests for selling the cloth for our Smart Doll.
Our brand name, “MarukoHalu” is our SNS account name.
About our products
All our items are designed and operated by team MarukoHalu’s staff.
The products we sell are produced at our partner factories, which are engaged in the mass production of high-brand products.
The process to design and manufacture our products is equivalent to those being applied for human clothing.
However, it might slightly differ (e.g. color) item by item, and due to the nature of apparel products, there may be some individual differences.
If you are looking for an precision machinery product in perfection, please refrain from purchasing from us.
The quality control of our products is conducted with the utmost care and attention.
However, if you find a quality issue, please contact us by e-Mail first.
We will respond to your request, whether it is a lost button or wear / tear during use.
We will not accept repair in case of excessive wear/tear or if the material is meanwhile out of stock. Please understand this case.
We always appreciate you post MarukoHalu items on Social Networks, Blog, etc,.
When using Twitter or Instagram please post it with a hashtag #maruko_halu, we are happy to retweet.
- Maruko : Yoko Sendai
- 【Residence】Niigata Japan
- 【Year of birth】1972
- 【Profession】Pattern making
- 【What I like】Smart doll, Dressmaking, Delicious food eating & cooking, Manga, Outdoor activities
- 【And more】Easy to fall asleep anywhere
I graduated from the Bunka Fashion College, and subsequently worked at an apparel company for 5 years.
After returning to Niigata, my home town, I joined a Tokyo based apparel company as patternmaker, where I stayed for 20 years.
Back in 2016, I happened to see the Blythe doll on TV, which triggered immediately my interest in dolls.
The same also happened to my partner Halu.
Now, we both are crazy about Smart Dolls and can’t think of anything different but creating new clothing design for them!
- Halu : Iwao Ohtake
- 【Residence】Niigata Japan
- 【Year of birth】1972
- 【Profession】Pattern maker & Web
- 【What I like】Smart doll, Dressmaking, Photo shooting for smart doll
- 【And more】Telepathize with Smart Doll
After I studied computer programming at school, I have worked at a Sports apparel company.
At the beginning I was a CAD/CAM operator and later joined the pattern making department.
During my 10 years tenure I created a variety of pattern for different types of sportswear such as Skiwear, Triathlonwear and Outdoorwear.
Furthermore I sold original clothing as a freelancer, I have worked in Web design, marketing and copywriting.
Even so all of the work was quite successful, I was not able to keep the motivation going forward.
Meanwhile, I got to know the Blythe doll, which has stirred my interest in dolls.
I have been checking many varieties of dolls in Pinterest and other sites.
But especially the Smart Doll has caught my attention. Since I got hooked on the Smart Doll, my only interest is to create nice clothing for her.
That’s why I am currently passionately responsible for the planning, design, production and operation of “MarukoHalu”.