ABOUT US


SAI Japan Vintage was started in New York in 2020 by Founder Aya, inspired by traditional Japanese Kimono culture. It was born when she saw people enjoying Kimonos with a free spirit in New York, and thought, "Kimonos are a part of Japanese cultures might have even more possibilities".

Due to the modern-day shift away from Kimonos, there are many beautiful unused (dead stock) Kimono fabrics stored in Japan. Our mission is value-added to respect the original Kimono traditions upcycling these deadstock Kimono fabrics while creating new value for them and conveying the beauty of Kimonos to the world.

*Upcycling is also called "creative reuse" because it is the process of giving new value to a product that would normally be thrown away. It can also be viewed as a product upgrade, as the value-added added through design and ideas can be expected to extend the life of the product.