Hikaru Noguchi moved to England from Japan in 1989 to study constructed textiles, specialising in knit, and found a measure of artistic freedom in the UK which she had not found in Japan. Hikaru focuses on developing innovative knit textile designs and specialises in hand embroidery and darning. She mixes innovative textures and colours, with influences from traditional knit patterns and craft techniques to create the designs, and works with a family run traditional knit workshop in the UK.
Garbstore have collaborated with Hikaru to create twenty exclusive knit jumpers and cardigans, crafted in England from an extra fine merino wool. Darned and embroidered by Hikaru herself, each piece is unique and exclusively designed for Garbstore.