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Jessica is one of our first customers and she has a passion for writing. I admire her sense of style and how she passionately dedicates her time to putting her thoughts and ideas into her blog.

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by her a while ago and I am happy to share with you this piece about Oh Kimono and starting a business.

You can find her article here.

But I selected a couple of snippets from there :)


I’m on the road a lot and I pack light; I hate taking more than a carry-on but still like to look like me.

This is where something as simple as a kimono (literally translated as ‘wearable thing’) comes in.

Hello, Oh Kimono
This is where Oh Kimono came in. I found Olivia Deujeu’s passion project by accident and haven’t looked back. I’ve actually just ordered my third kimono from her, and my original blue and red ones proved to be perfect companions on my recent trip to the Philippines.
I was very inspired by her story. Olivia manages her business while primarily on the road, and is also one of the loveliest people to boot. I caught up with her to ask about her motivations, inspirations, and a few words for aspiring female entrepreneurs.
What inspired you to create Oh Kimono?
I didn’t have any idea on how to grow a business, especially so spontaneously, but I was determined.
What’s next for you?

Now I am currently designing my own collection. It’s a step that I am now courageous enough to take, given that I can’t even sketch/draw, sew, etc. But I am learning.

Read the rest of the article here.

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