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Hiyama Studios Closed for Winter Holiday – February 14, 2022 to April 5, 2022

Hiyama Studios will be closed from February 14, 2022 to April 5, 2022 for a long winter holiday.  We hope you have time to view  some of the new designs on our web site.  We will be answering emails on a regular basis but business and shipping will wait until we return.  We hope you enjoy the crisp winter months and soon to arrive spring.

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Fashion with a Purpose

Puget Sound Business Journal
“Early in December, a trunk show of handmade purses from Hiyama Studios’ Oba Project attracted many customers. The Oba Project, billed as “high fashion meets high purpose,” is a collaboration of 40 women, ranging in age from 20 somethings to one who is 99 years old.  They all knit, sew and create felted materials that make up Oba Project handbags, totes and clutches.”…

To read the entire story visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2010/12/new-bags-benefit-local-charities.html

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High Fashion Meets High Purpose

International Examiner
“On Dec. 3, a store in downtown Seattle opened for business – the business of giving. At the Sandy Lew Clothing and Accessories store (1401 First Avenue), a trunk show for a cause had dozens of women of all ages “oohing” and “aahing” to specially hand-woven purses. The trunk show coordinators are from the Oba Project – a collaborative effort of nearly 40 multi-generational volunteers ages 25 – 99 years-old, donating their time and skills to produce “hand-fabricated” accessories for sale, with 100 percent of the proceeds gong to charity.”…

To read the entire story visit: http://www.iexaminer.org/new/high-fashion-meets-high-purpose

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