TheRyugiya

The Kimono Life

Melbourne, Australia

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A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!

Announcement    MY COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: Please practice the social distancing practices relevant in your locality. International orders may face long delays. I am very grateful to my customers for their patience and I am sorry that I can't get your orders to you sooner.

Made-to-order items and packaging will be made from quality reclaimed materials or materials from small businesses.

Opened on the 30th of November 2018! Want ideas on where you can wear kimono? See here: http://theryugiya.yolasite.com/places-to-wear-kimono.php

Synthetic fabrics can be long-lasting so you need to replace them less often. But in the environment, synthetic particles can last a very long time and interfere with the reproductive health of sea life. Please consider buying a Guppy Friend wash bag so that your laundry releases fewer synthetic particles into the environment! https://en.guppyfriend.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 19, 2021

MY COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: Please practice the social distancing practices relevant in your locality. International orders may face long delays. I am very grateful to my customers for their patience and I am sorry that I can't get your orders to you sooner.

Made-to-order items and packaging will be made from quality reclaimed materials or materials from small businesses.

Opened on the 30th of November 2018! Want ideas on where you can wear kimono? See here: http://theryugiya.yolasite.com/places-to-wear-kimono.php

Synthetic fabrics can be long-lasting so you need to replace them less often. But in the environment, synthetic particles can last a very long time and interfere with the reproductive health of sea life. Please consider buying a Guppy Friend wash bag so that your laundry releases fewer synthetic particles into the environment! https://en.guppyfriend.com/

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About TheRyugiya

Sales 592
On Etsy since 2018

The Ryugiya, or 流儀屋

I have been trying to make my work practices as ethical as possible.

This includes:

- Carbon offsetting through @ecologi_hq

- Buying most of my materials from @salvosstores , @vinniesvictoria ⁠or other reclaimed or #smallbusiness sources.

- Posting through carbon neutral services like #Sendle or Australia Post.

- Packaging using reclaimed materials as often as possible.

- Keeping fabric scraps and recycling them as much as possible.

- Giving away free lint balls to customers where some of the fabrics may be synthetic.

- Selling only items that are reclaimed, artisan made, home made or manufactured in countries with good rights for workers.

- Donating a percentage of profits to charities such as World Vision or Crash Japan.

- Promoting intercultural values and understanding.

- Encouraging the use of reusable products.

- Looking out for new ways to make lifestyles and business more ethical!

The aim is to look for ways that daily life can be improved through the use of guilt-free products; things you can use and enjoy without worrying about unjust practices or environmental impact.

But I also like being able to talk to customers and custom make things for them. I like the idea of making things that people will be able to love. ❤

Shop members

  • Shona

    Owner

    I'm a writer, a sewer and a seller. I've been wearing kimono since 2008. I want to show people how to wear kimono. But I also seek new ways kimono technology can be incorporated into the contemporary wardrobe to create more ethical fashion.

Production partners

  • Akari Kimono

    Ikoma, Japan

    Dealer-Buyer

  • A used clothing store in Japan

    Ikoma, Japan

    A used clothing store in Japan

  • family

    Melbourne, VIC

    They gave me unwanted materials.

  • A used kimono online merchant

    Japan

    A used kimono online merchant.

  • An independent vintage dealer

    Melbourne, VIC

    An independent collector.

  • A Recycle Shop in Eastern Osaka

    Higashiosaka, Japan

    A recycle shop.

  • Op Shops for Fabric

    Melbourne, VIC

    They sell me fabrics.

  • Printful or Printify

    NY, United States

    There are some processes I can't do by myself, so I send my designs to manufacturers in either America or Europe and they will ship it to you directly!

  • Red Bubble

    Melbourne, VIC

    Produces ethical lifestyle products featuring original art by creators.

  • A used kimono dealer in Melbourne.

    Melbourne, VIC

    A used kimono dealer in Melbourne.

  • seller in kyobashi

    buyer-seller

  • Shinei

    Okinawa, Japan

    A Japanese Antique Dealer.

  • Vintage Kimono Dealer in Japan

    Osaka, Japan

    They Provide the products to me at wholesale prices.

  • Thrift Shop

    Dandenong, VIC

    Sometimes I find good things in thrift stores and make them available to the public.

  • A random seller I encountered at a market or elsewhere.

    Melbourne, VIC

    A random seller I encountered at a market.

  • unknown seller

    Japan

    very old used items I have no record of where they came from.

  • 舞妓倶楽部 Geisha Japan

    Kyoto, Japan

    This is an organisation based in Kyoto which is currently attempting to make true Geisha culture more visible around the world, and fundraise to keep the Geisha industry alive!

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