on my ethical, sustainable journey
Maki co. is an ethical, handmade clothing label owned and operated by me, Makiko (you can call me Maki :)). I was born in a small city in Japan, and grew up surrounded by the ocean, rivers, and mountains, experiencing diverse culture. My family has lived here for more than 230 years, cherishing beautiful Japanese traditions. But we are so sad to see the kimono culture fading. I transform pre-loved kimonos into modern clothing, aiming to share the beauty with young generations all around the world.
I love our beautiful planet and do my best to keep it that way. All of my items are handmade from pre-loved kimonos. I NEVER use new fabrics. Most of the kimonos I use are silk, though the lining varies: typically in silk or synthetic fabric.
The number of the items that can be made from a kimono are extremely limited. All my items are exclusive, and thoughtfully crafted just for you. Each item is unique and pre-loved, and though each garment has been carefully cleaned, some fabrics may display visible wear such as discolouration or minor stains. Yet, they are too beautiful to go to waste.
What is special about my dresses is that they are the closest to the original kimonos. Many reworked kimonos don't have much of their initial shapes. I wanted to create something that still looks like the original kimono, but more comfy and easy to put on. The little look book of my dress collection below might give you some inspirations if you would like to order one for yourself :)
JINBEI DRESS Short, Medium & Long
A wrap dress inspired by a Japanese casual wear Jinbei.
Cotton Candy (Short)
Yakata (Medium, custom high-low & tie)
Yuki (Long, custom tie)
Ikura (Long, custom pocket)
KIMONO DRESS MINI
A short dress with elasticated waist.