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Vintage Fabric       Timeless Style Kimono and Vintage Fabric  
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Welcome to Vested Interest

The jackets, vests, scarves, table runners and shawls that you see here are made with vintage fabric, most of it from kimono and obi that I found in Japan or Hawaii. Each kimono or obi is selected for its fine quality and artistic nature. You will want to feel the rich elegance of the original material and embellishments.

I start off by searching for special kimono and haori that are in great condition. You will notice that often pieces retain the integrity of the original garment the piece was made from in order to showcase the work that went into creating it. Sometimes, different pieces of material are mixed to create new designs. Some of the designs are subtle; others sparkle and shimmer. Most of the jackets and vests are made from silk, though some are cotton, wool, rayon, or synthetic. Metallic thread, embroidery, and other embellishments make the original work even more special.

Please click on the garment categories below to see some of my work. My inventory is constantly changing. Please visit often to see the new work.




Art & Social Justice

Vested Interest Hawaii is purpose driven, and actively supports non-profits that help keep our community strong. Some of the charities and efforts that I support include Aloha Harvest, Hawaii Foodbank, Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation, Temari Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, Uniform Law Foundation, and animal welfare and environmental causes
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