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All items are handmade, and listings in the shop are ready to ship. Please inquire if you would like a custom order.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 2, 2016

|| FREE SHIPPING on all items || Handmade one of a kind items made from vintage kimono fabric in Tokyo, Japan. Please feel free to follow me on Instagram at: @LeinaAonuma

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LeinaAonuma

Visit my website at: www.LeinaAonuma.com

All items are handmade, and listings in the shop are ready to ship. Please inquire if you would like a custom order.

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About

Upcycling Japanese Kimono Fabrics

Leina Aonuma is a Japanese-American designer who has been designing formal bags and accessories made from vintage Japanese kimono fabrics since 2009.
Born in California, Leina moved to Tokyo at the age of 17 to pursue her undergraduate degree in International Studies. Ever since she was a child, Leina was passionate about Japanese culture and preserving traditional Japanese art forms.

“I was inspired to create handbags and other accessories out of the beautiful Kimono and Obi fabric so that people could enjoy its subtle beauty without actually having to wear a kimono.” Leina Aonuma

Leina selects fabrics, designs and handcrafts each of her products with her own hands, truly making it one of a kind. What’s special about Leina Aonuma’s designs is that they are all made from recycled kimonos and obis, giving each fabric another chance, a new life, with a stylish and contemporary twist.

Leina first started making clutch purses for herself from vintage kimono obi that her friends and family were planning to get rid of. She thought that it was “Mottainai” (a Japanese term conveying a sense of regret concerning waste) to throw out such beautiful pieces of art. Soon, her friends started asking her to make them one and then she grew it into a business.

Leina Aonuma wanted to create products that represented who she is: both Western and Japanese at the same time. She wanted to make something that people would treasure around the world, while retaining the ancient art form of kimono textile design. Her dream is to spread the beauty of the Japanese kimono textiles by upcycling the vintage fabrics into one of a kind items.

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  • Leina Aonuma

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Leina was born and raised in the US. She completed her undergraduate studies in Japan and now spends her time in both countries. Her dream is to spread the beauty of the Japanese kimono textiles by recycling the fabrics into one of a kind items.

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Last updated on December 11, 2015

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Returns and exchanges
Customer satisfaction is very important to me. Please read the item description carefully before making your purchase. Returns & replacements (except shipping cost) are acceptable if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase within 3 days after receiving the item. Items should be not used and must be returned securely in the original shipping package. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Please note that colors might differ due to your monitor settings and it may not be a reason for returns. Due to the nature of vintage fabrics, there may be slight wear and damage to some areas of the product.
Payment
I accept payment via Paypal, credit cards and Etsy gift cards. The purchased item will be sent after receipt of payment.
Payment should be made immediately after checkout. If payment is not received within 5 days, I will cancel the sale and relist item.
Shipping
FREE SHIPPING on all items! Please make sure that your PayPal and Etsy shipping addresses are correct. All of my ready to ship items will be securely packed and shipped as soon as possible from date payment received. If tracking information is available, I will be able to provide this information.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are accepted. Please note, that it is impossible to make two identical items, therefore custom ordered items will slightly vary.