TheRyugiya

The Kimono Life

Melbourne, Australia On Etsy since 2018

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TheRyugiya

The Kimono Life

Melbourne, Australia | 353 Sales

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 Oct 9, 2020

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 353
On Etsy since 2018

The Ryugiya, or 流儀屋

2019 Update: I've put my plans of running classes on the back burner for now since I feel the more urgent need is to develop products that make kimono wearing easier for the average person!


2018: I've recently begun to develop a first of it's kind kimono course, one that will teach kimono dressing or "kitsuke" in a whole new way. It's designed to break the most basic concepts of kimono dressing down so that they are more accessible to the average person. I'm creating it to be do-able world wide, and it makes a great primer for taking more traditional classes in your local city. If you're interested in participating in the beta testing phase, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/vzogVdYMdiIFy9i73 . Since the course is in beta-testing, I won't charge you any money. Future iterations of the course will cost an affordable fee.

Some exciting new developments have happened in this business! Finally, the business name "The Ryugiya" has been registered with the Australian Government. It is a composite of the Japanese word for "Style" or "Fashion" and "Shop". But oddly enough, together these characters make the word, "ritual". I've grown to love the ritual of getting dressed in kimono, So, I feel this is a very fitting name. :)
The change of name means that all social media accounts have also changed their names. Please, come follow the business!

https://www.instagram.com/the_ryugiya/
https://twitter.com/ryugiya/
https://www.facebook.com/TheRyugiya/
On each of these accounts I like to publish updates about what the business is doing, what new products are being developed, and fun photos of outfits. :) This is a great way of finding out where The Ryugiya will set up shop next. :)
The new logo was created by modifying an existing image of a dragon, editing it till it looked less scary and rugged, to looking more gentle, refined, and human. In both Chinese and Japanese culture, dragons are positive creatures that sometimes bless people with wealth and health. I hope The Ryugiya will be a blessing to everyone who purchases from it.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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