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Kiriko

Speaking of beautiful Japanese fabric, I’ve been dying to write about this incredible new line of scarves from Portland, Oregon, called Kiriko. I met designer Katsu Tanaka (who also owns Portland’s incredible Compound Gallery) at last month’s Portland Bazaar, and all of us working the event were instantly smitten with his line. Along with creative director Dawn Yanagihara, Katsu sources incredible vintage kimono fabric from Japan to make beautiful hand-sewn scarves. Each scarf uses fabric that’s 50-plus years old and — my favorite part — at the end of each scarf there’s a tiny pocket sewn in to hold a fragrance stick. Kiriko’s scarves have a very gentlemanly vibe, and that little detail (along with an antique-style bronze pin that comes with each scarf) goes a long way toward making you feel instantly dressed up and pulled together. I came home from Portland with one and have worn the heck out of it ever since. The fact that each scarf is on the long side (75 inches long) means that I can double (and triple) it in a lot of different styles, which I love. If you’re in the market for a new scarf, or just some beautiful kimono fabric, click here to check out Kiriko’s full line and order. xo, grace


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Lauren

I’m so intrigued by the fragrance stick pocket! I have just recently expanded my line of good to include items for men and have been surprised by what a great response I’ve seen. I think that there is a real need for classic, quality, handmade men’s goods and am excited when I see people rise to meet that need.

Tiffany

This is awesome :) I was just in Portland over the weekend and saw Katsu. I’ve known that hes been running compound but had no idea that he was a designer for these wonderful scarves!

Keiko of Bless Hue

I love how the vintage Kimono fabrics are beautifully upcycled. The earthy and chic colors will match to both on and off styles….. I would like to have one for myself.

Jessica

These are so beautiful! I’m such a sucker for Japanese textiles – I’ve had a pack of Fog Linen remnants in my stash for ages that I’m too scared to use because I don’t want to ruin such beautiful fabric :)

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