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HOW TO PREVENT YOUR GLASSES FROM FOGGING UP
Jun 22nd 2020

HOW TO PREVENT YOUR GLASSES FROM FOGGING UP

Summer is here, the sun is out, and things are warming up! You're out running your errands, getting used to social distance socializing, and wearing a mask as COVID-19 continues to affect our lives. If you wear glasses like we do you may find that we…

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Masks - The New Fashion Accessory?
May 7th 2020

Masks - The New Fashion Accessory?

We were inspired to make masks after an interview CNN International did with a doctor in Hong Kong back at the end of February. They were asking him what steps they took to the contain COVID-19 outbreak so successfully‚Ķespecially in such a densely po…

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Face Masks
Mar 31st 2020

Face Masks

Face masks are in the news. They may seem strange to us in the West, but when Vivian lived in Japan as a child it was not uncommon to see people wearing them. In fact, they've been part of Asian culture for over a hundred years, after being designed…

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Satoko Coat - Fit
Jan 28th 2020

Satoko Coat - Fit

Kimonos are constructed to fit various sizes. When we designed the Satoko Coat, we wanted it to fit diffferent heights and sizes as well.  Barbara is 5'9" and Vivian is 5'2" and we wanted something that fit us both - no hemming required.  T…

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Our Process
Jan 14th 2020

Our Process

We love kimonos, but they can be difficult to wear in modern life.  Appreciating the artistry, history, and incredible amount of work that's gone into the making of each one, it took us some time to decide that it's ok to take them apart and tur…

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The Art of Kimono
Nov 22nd 2019

The Art of Kimono

Kimono, a traditional Japanese garment, literally means "thing to wear".  Within the broad category there are many varieties developed over the centuries for different occasions and signifying the wearer's place in the world. The selection of…

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