Born in Ibaraki Prefecture. Worked as a textile research assistant at Musashino Art University's Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design before becoming a co-founder of textile company NUNO Corp. Currently Design Director of the company and professor at Tokyo Zokei University. Recipient of an honorary degree from Britain's University for the Creative Arts (UCA). Has been awarded prizes such as the Mainichi Design Award, the Roscoe Award and the JID (Japan Interior Designers Association) Award. Makes innovative textiles which incorporate traditional Japanese methods such as in dyeing with the latest technology. Her works have won high recognition at home and abroad, and have been chosen for permanent collections at 22 museums including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Crafts Gallery of the Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art. Among her representative works are the textiles installed at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Tokyo American Club and Toraya Tokyo. Has been involved in textile design and development at Ryohin Keikaku Co. and the Tsuruoka Textile Industrial Association in Yamagata since 2008 and at clothing manufacturer AS Corp. since 2009. Also gives advice on textile design and development to other companies and cooperatives. Has held "2121: The Textile Vision of Reiko Sudo and NUNO" in Britain and many other exhibitions worldwide.