Fabrics are taken from vintage Japanese kimono, obi and haori from 20 to some over 100 years old. From airy summertime gauze weave to dense brocades, including tie-dyed shibori in natural plant and minteral-dyed hues, or embroidered, hand painted or woven designs.
The minute stitching of the orignial kimono robes is undone and the resulting silks are hand-washed, stretched, and ironed. Once in pieces, fabrics from different sources are carefully mixed and matched, highlighting the unique features of the material with an eye to contemporary styling.
Sustainable Design -- Superior quality of natural source antique fabrics ensures durability and comfort. Designs based on simple lines echoing the rectangular cut of the kimono minimize wasted material.
Reversible designs, multiple options in one