JungHwa Kim was born in South Korea and developed a passion for art and fashion. She moved to Holland to study fashion design at ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design Arnhem. Her life changed from urban to rural when she moved to New Zealand in 2012 that reflects a lot in her products. She focused her work on eco-friendly products, preferring to work with ethically sourced materials.  To share her passion for creativity and sustainability with other people, she produces unique handmade items that people can use for their daily life under the name of studio star.