Meet The Team

Find out more about the people at Momiji HQ.

Claire Rowlands

I'm Claire, I co-founded Momiji back in 2005. I look after the wordy side of things. I also work with Helena and our international guest designers to create new dolls.

I love design, particularly Japanese and Scandinavian inspired stuff. Cool packaging makes my heart beat faster and stationery makes me swoon.

My favourite words are yodel, nomenclature and ackamarackus.

I own far too many cookbooks, although I never really use them; I’m more of a freestyler in the kitchen...with varying levels of success. I really ought to figure out whether it's possible to grow avocados in the UK climate as my avocado & toast addiction is spiralling out of control.

I love hot yoga but I’m not particularly good at it. I will however take any opportunity to show you my wonky headstand. 

I was once a body double for Janice Battersby. If you don’t know who that is, don’t Google it.

I tend to be in charge of the music we listen to at Momiji HQ so there’s a lot of BBC 6 Music or Annie Mac (who I love) but I also have a not-so-secret penchant for country. Desert Islands Discs on BBC Radio 4 is, in my opinion, one of the greatest things of all time. I am poised and ready to receive a call from the producers asking me to be one of their castaways.

Favourite Quote

"Never eat anything you can’t lift." - Miss Piggy

Momiji I'm most like

Cookie ...for the food connection and also because I’m also ridiculously short-sighted and when I’ve got my ginormous glasses on it’s a pretty similar look.