Haori are traditional Japanese jackets that are worn over the top of kimono. They have long sleeves similar to a kimono, but are worn without a sash or obi. They are usually loosely fastened at centre front with a decorative ‘himo’ tie, but you can leave it open if you prefer. Continue reading Haori: a versatile Japanese kimono style jacket
One of my customers Kitty said, ‘I feel much cooler under a UV block parasol. I’ve got to get one for this summer’.
Skin cancer. The words no-one wants to hear from their dermatologist. In 1993, on the eve of my departure to work in Japan, I was diagnosed with skin cancer – a melanoma on my forearm. Continue reading How skin cancer inspired my anti-UV parasol business