Author Archives: Happy Kimonos

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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% … Continue reading

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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), … Continue reading

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