Imaridesign's Shop Announcement

I have always had a strong interest in Japanese culture, particularly kimono. I aim to showcase these amazing fabrics in my work.

I believe every piece of pre-loved kimono fabric has it's own story to tell.

By up-cycling old, unwanted kimono and kimono obi (sash) fabrics to create bags and accessories I hope to give them a modern twist and more practical use for modern life. I want the kimono fabrics to continue their journeys in a new setting and be appreciated for their beauty once again.

Owning one of these special bags means you feel like you are walking around with a piece of social history, not just an average handbag.

My obi bags are unique as I don't usually tend to work from patterns. I like to design the shape around the fabric. If I use the same pattern more than once then I generally use a different colour lining, or different handles. I work on my own so each bag/purse is made personally at my home.

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