I am Emily Puno-Lee, owner of KimonaPinoy, married to a loving and very supportive husband. I started my small business venture in the midst of a pandemic with the vision of helping Filipino artisans by supporting their crafts. I saw how they put their hearts in perfecting their work, it also takes years of skills passed thru generations. Filipino artisans and designers should also be recognized and given a chance in the global market.
As a Filipina who grew up in the Philippines, I also miss my first home and family back in the Philippines. I want to wear a piece or have something that reminds me of home. With the kimona brand, I will be able to provide an easy access of our traditional products here in the United States. Preserving the integrity of Filipino culture and at the same time fusing designs with modern twist makes it a trendy piece that will be loved by the young and young at hearts.
What We Stand For
KimonaPinoy is on a mission to support Filipinos who are also struggling financially in the Philippines by providing jobs and source of income to local artisans, sewers, and loom weavers. Our brand seek to empower filipino artisans that their skills and talents be known by providing access to global market. We aim to preserve and promote filipino culture by introducing indigenous traditions with modern designs and stylish touch.
Thread cones in selected colors will be arranged according to the desired pattern before wrapping.
Threads will be set on a warping tool, then these threads will be grouped and rolled along the bamboo pegs of the warping frame. Threads are counted by hand based on the desired length, width or design.
Threads from the warp will be rolled along the weaver’s beam, a bamboo cylinder at the upper back of the loom.
Each thread of the warp passes through the openings of the heddle.
After the heading, each thread will be inserted in each opening of the metal reed using a bamboo hook.
The end of the threads will be tied into the cloth roll, a wooden cane at the base of the loom.
Weft thread needed for the shuttle will be spooled using a traditional spooling wheel.
The weaver steps at the bamboo pedal to raise or lower the heddle then the weft will be propelled across the loom by a shuttle and then the weft will be pushed against the fell of the cloth by the reed.
Filipino Culture To The World
Kimona Pinoy started with a mission to introduce the beauty of the Filipino culture through indigenous hand-made products produce directly from Philippines to the world.
I have 2 of the special hablon face masks and they're absolutely beautiful! the weaving is wonderfully done and the colors are amazing. seller is super sweet and responsive and helpful. I would definitely buy another one of these! I have 3 masks from here and they're all amazing quality.
Fast Shipping and Wonderful Masks
Wore this set today to get my vaccine booster and then do errands. I had six strangers tell me how nice my headband and mask were. I have several combinations from this shop and love them all. Such speedy shipping too! Thank you!
Authentic and Classy
Love this Mask! It looks more beautiful in person. It fits nicely and doesn’t press against my nose, rather it rests on the bridge. I personally haven’t used the the little metal piece it comes with since my glasses pin the mask down. I also love having a little something with motifs from the Philippines. Thank you!
The fabric is quite lovely
An elegant but casual mask that offers a little flare with the subtle gold details. Also a great fit. It doesn't hug my mouth too closely, which I always prefer. Treat yourself and support a small business!
Beautiful silk mask
I ordered 2 and they fit perfectly. Well made and they were delivered quickly; no long wait. I highly recommend this product. Well made-High Quality!
100% made from Philippines
I grew up in Manila and I love Philippine fabrics. The medium blouse fit me perfectly and is so well made. The matching mask absolutely makes the whole look. Thank you!
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