Some more GREAT testimonials!

I wanted some colored gis.  My first attempt was a fail: I had a white gi dyed by a professional garment dyer in the NYC fashion district.  You’d think they’d be experts, but the colors came out weak and uneven.
Then I discovered Happy Kimonos.  I’ve had two gis dyed — cobalt jacket with bright green pants & orange jacket with hot pink pants — and they came out great!  Even and saturated.  In fact, perfect.

I LOVE MY NEW GIS!  Thanks, Happy Kimonos!

Martin Farach-Colton, NYC

Whether you are buying a new gi or just looking to dye your old gi, we offer the solution to how to tie dye your gi. Give us a chance to create a unique, one of a kind gi made for you. You won’t regret it.

Check us out at www.happykimonos.com or email us at info@happykimonos.com

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Another Video Production from Happy Kimonos

In the spirit of Happy Kimonos, we have produced our first parody video as a birthday gift for a fellow martial artist. This is all in fun and has been enjoyed by all that have seen it to date. We have been encouraged to post it online for all to see. So enjoy!!

What away to kick of 2012, with laughter!

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The appreciation continues to roll in. Thanks for your support.

Just received my Gi last week and all I can say is awesome! It arrived exactly when Chris said it would and was perfect in quality and weight. Held up in class and got me a bunch of compliments. It was exactly the way I pictured it in my imagination. It didn’t make me a better grappler but at least I was tapping out in style. My gi is a work of art, Thanks Chris I will get some pics sent as soon as possible. Tied, dyed and tapping with pride!!!!

Eddie
Awesome!!!!!!
eddiefmf@aol.com

Whether you are buying a new gi or just looking to dye your old gi, we offer the solution to how to tie dye your gi. Give us a chance to create a unique, one of a kind gi made for you. You won’t regret it.

Check us out at www.happykimonos.com or email us at info@happykimonos.com

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What people say about their Happy Kimonos Custom Tie Dyed gis.

“BEST INVESTMENT EVER. I loved my pink Atama gi dearly, but it doesn’t come close to how much I love my custom dyed Kimono from Happy Kimonos and my tie dyed one as well. The quality of the dye is phenomenal, the colours did not bleed into each other, they did not bleed onto the other items in the wash and the colour has remained vibrant irrespective of my heavy usage! I highly recommend happy kimonos if you are wanting something a little out of the ordinary or just to liven up your old gi”.
Elisa
Happy Kimonos Customer
elisa.s.chan@gmail.com

Whether you are buying a new gi or just looking to dye your old gi, we offer the solution to how to tie dye your gi. Give us a chance to create a unique, one of a kind gi made for you. You won’t regret it. 

Check us out at www.happykimonos.com or email us at info@happykimonos.com

 

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You want a tie dye gi, but how do you pick a pattern?

So you’ve decided you want to make the jump to self expression on the mat. You know what colors you want, but what pattern. So many to choose from. Pattern, like color, is a very personal selection. While there are many patterns to choose from, no two are identical. So just because you choose a spiral pattern doesn’t mean it’s going to be the same as anyone else or match a photograph. To help our customers with pattern selection, we have broken down the patterns to 3 categories, Freestyle, Stylized and Hybrid. These categories can be defined a follows.

Freestyle: More of a marble or crinkled effect. There is no real pattern in this stye.

Stylized:Having a defined prominent pattern. Patterns include spirals, sunbursts, banding, striped, rosettes, circles, etc.

Hybrid Style: Combines the Freestyle and Stylized by randomizing patterns to blend into each other.

Once you select from one of these three categories you can begin to isolate the pattern that works for you.

Here are some of the many patterns that we can do.  There are many variations that we gladly discuss with our customers. So give us a try. You won’t regret it.

“Peace, Love and Gi Chokes”
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What kind of gi does Happy Kimonos (HKI) use??

Happy Kimonos International (HKI) kimonos are manufactured for HKI for the sole purpose of dying. All our kimonos (gis) are high quality and constructed with Jiu Jitsu in mind. The features of our Gis are as follows:

• Solid 100% Cotton Construction
• Lightweight single weave yet strong body
• Thick Lapel
• Tapered sleeves for Jiu Jitsu cut
• Shortened skirt
• Heavy Duty Draw String pants
• Gusseted seams
• Preferred sport cut and weight Gi.

If we didn’t dye it, it’s not a Happy Kimono!

CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS:

info@happykimonos.com

OR VISIT US:

http://www.happykimonos.com

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Live and Let Dye

Traditional Tie Dyeing

The earliest surviving examples of pre-Columbian tie-dye can be found in Peru and date from 500-800 A.D.  Their designs incorporate bright colors including red, yellow, blue, and green into small circle and line patterns.

Shibori (絞り染め Shiborizome), is a Japanese term for several methods of pattern dyeing by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping.  Shibori includes a form of tie-dye that originated in Japan. It has been practiced there since at least the eighth century. Shibori includes a number of labor-intensive resist techniques including stitching elaborate patterns and tightly gathering the stitching before dying, forming intricate designs for kimonos.The practice of tie dyeing began in the United States by 1909 and hit the mainstream in the 20th Century, as part of the Hippie movement.

Modern Tie Dyeing

Tie-dye is a brightly colored, patterned textile or clothing which is made from knit or woven fabric, usually cotton, through a resist dyeing process.

Today we use a more modern version of traditional dyeing methods used in many cultures throughout the world. Tie-dyeing became fashionable in the West in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of hippie style. It was popularized in the United States by musicians such as John Sebastian, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and Jimmy Buffet.

With its strong Japanese influence, the relevance of Tie-Dye in today’s martial arts is more apparent to Happy Kimonos than was originally perceived, What started out as a way to revitalize an old worn and tattered gi has unknowingly drawn from history.  Happy Kimonos will continue to explore historic dyeing means and methods in an effort to reintroduce these products into the modern world of martial arts.

History truly does repeat itself.

“Peace, Love and Gi Chokes”

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www.happykimonos.com

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