Infused with Japanese culture, Noko’s clothing for girls is both elegant and classic. After living in Tokyo for several years, two American moms Maureen Chianese and Jennifer Friese took elements from traditional Japanese silhouettes, reflecting hues of a kimono, obi and contrasting colors in nature to create their company. This unique line of baby clothing is made up of out of tenugui – an authentic Japanese fabric which has been made in Japan for over 1000 years. Tenugui has been used by farmers as a work cloth, Kabuki actors as business cards and Sushi chefs are known to wear it as head scarves. Now thanks to Noko, this beautifully hand printed fabric is now being used to make clothes and accessories for babies and toddlers in sizes 0-6 months – 6T.
The Fuku wa uchi (meaning “”let happiness in”) jewel toned velvet dress is stunning – perfect for holiday parties or photographs! It is machine washable and made up of 100% cotton. beautiful holiday photographs. Back zip, ties at waist, fully lined, with bloomers to 2t. 100% cotton. Machine wash cold with like colors.
The Ogawa is a lady-like frock, suitable for back-to-school wear or just casual outings. I’ve washed this dress 5 times already (hung to dry) and it still looks brand new. It has proven to be surprisingly durable! Noko’s matching headbands (also available in adult sizes) is great for keeping my toddler’s curls out of her face and look equally beautiful with her other outfits.
Since its inception in 2006, Noko has sold over 5000 dresses worldwide! Their latest fan, Miss Suri Cruise was spotted wearing the Hana dress while shopping at American Girl with her mom Katie Holmes.
Be sure to take advantage of Noko’s sale of 25% off all dresses, currently on until December 31, 2009!