Modokot (pronounced "moh-doh-kot") is an Asian American, woman-owned soft goods company based in San Francisco, California. Every piece is designed and handmade in small batches by Amy Guan in her studio.

The name ‘Modokot’ is an ode to Amy's grandmother who raised her and her two sisters. Growing up, the phrase 'modokot' was used often by her grandmother, which means "nothing goes to waste" in their native Chinese dialect.

Amy carries this "do not waste" mentality with her in many parts of her own life and in the pieces she creates by utilizing repurposed, recycled, or eco-friendly materials. After 7+ years working in the corporate tech industry, Amy left her role to pursue Modokot full time in 2021. Her work with Modokot is a love letter to the legacy of resourceful women in her life, many of whom worked as seamstresses and caretakers when first immigrating from China to the US in the late 1980's. Amy's hope for this brand is to be a reminder for others to not let their own talents and passions go to waste, as well as remind others of the importance of embracing and celebrating slow fashion.

Want to know more? Follow Amy on her journey with Modokot on instagram. You can also read Modokot's feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, or listen to Amy's chat on Ripstop by the Roll's podcast.