Setting Intentions for Conscious Consumption

You are the modern woman and you care about more than just one thing. You are involved in your community, in your kids’ schools, in your neighborhood. You care about beauty and calm. You crave those small moments of gratitude or joy that come from being fully present. And you care about cultivating mindfulness to keep you and your loved ones grounded in what’s important.


So when it comes to consuming, you bring consciousness to all of those choices, too. For you, it’s not just about how much you can get, but rather, how deeply can those items that you do decide to purchase serve your life. You don’t choose indiscriminately. You are always thinking about the impact each purchase has on your family’s life and your community. At KIM+ONO, that intention and love of high quality craftsmanship is a value we share with you. From the early days of our family’s business, the intention of each handcrafted kimono robe has been to give the wearer the feeling of luxury that everyone deserves to feel. That’s why our Handpainted Floral Kimono Robes take seven days to craft from start to finish. There’s no fast fashion at KIM+ONO because each piece is handcrafted with the details that remind you to stop, breathe, and be well. While we can get carried away during the holiday season with over-consumption, today’s journal entry is all about conscious consumerism. Instead of feeling harried and hurried, we’re setting intentions to bring higher quality products into our lives and when gifting to others. If you’re looking for a way to bring more intention and depth to each and every thing you consume, this journal post is for you. Here are our intentions for conscious consumerism:

Maren Kimono Robe
Photo by Miranda Taylor De Lay
Don’t Be Afraid to Start a New Tradition

So many times, we get wrapped up in old traditions that maybe don’t suit us as well anymore. In a challenging time like this, when it’s hard to keep up the same old traditions, it’s a great time to start new ones. Maybe you always bought a huge Christmas tree for a large gathering, but instead this year, you’re going to opt for decorations you can have up all year long. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to give yourself a morning routine that makes you feel your best but always roll out of bed after your alarm. Give yourself the gift of a floral kimono robe to slip into every morning and finally fall in love with mornings.

Curve Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe
Photo by @cc_esthetically
Surround Yourself with Quality Instead of Quantity

Consumption can be a good thing when done with consciousness. That’s why we put lots of intention and quality behind each and every piece we craft. From our Handpainted Collection to our Curve Plus Size Kimono Robes, each of our kimono robe collections have been inspired by vintage Asian art and designed with the modern woman in mind. The talented artisans behind every piece each weave their skill and technique into your favorite kimono robe. So when you slip into your favorite silk kimono robe, you know you’re wearing a piece of quality craftsmanship that’s not easily replicated anywhere else.

Maren Kimono Wrap
Photo by Teresa Barajas
Consume Messages that Uplift You

Of course, consumption is not just about the things we buy, but the words and images we take in. The way we consume media, social media, and conversations will always have an impact on us. So in this challenging time, consume messages that uplift you. At KIM+ONO, one reason we created our kimono store was to bring a community of empowerment right to the heart of our community in San Francisco. While we’re only open for limited hours due to the pandemic, we hope that every time you slip into your long sleeve kimono wrap, you feel the power of inclusivity and love in every stitch. 

Cherry Blossom & Crane Kimono Robe
Photo by Delbarr Moradi
Bring Self Care Into Every Moment as Much as Possible

It is so hard to make time for yourself, and we totally understand that. But in times like this, it’s so important to take care of yourself as much as you take care of others. While going on a reset vacation or even a reset night out with your friends may be impossible right now, there are other ways to reset your frame of mind and give yourself some love. Consume the things that truly bring your heart and soul to a better, more peaceful space. Wear your favorite kimono cardigan all day long for a kiss of silk against your skin. Let it be a gentle reminder of the self care you deserve and let it remind you to take your next deep breath. Light a beautiful candle that makes you feel at home. Spruce up your apartment with flowers. Do the small things every day to bring a little more self care into every moment as much as you can.

Washable Silk Kiku Kimono Robe
Photo by Maria Del Rio
Make a List of Holiday Gifts to Make Others Feel Loved

While we may or may not be able to be with our loved ones this holiday season, we can purchase gifts for them to make them feel our love even from miles away. Think about gifting items to your loved ones that they may not purchase for themselves. Go out of your way to consider what might bring them joy, comfort, and peace. While a kimono cardigan made of silk might be great for your sister, your best friend and mother might prefer a floral kimono robe from our Washable Silk Collection. There is something for everyone. Allow your mind to dream about how you can bring a little extra peace and happiness to your loved ones this holiday season.

Washable Silk Kiku Kimono Robe
Photo by Maria Del Rio
Let Your Purchases Tell a Story

The best feeling when purchasing something during a busy holiday season is knowing the story behind your purchases. It gives so much more meaning and depth to what you buy. And it means you’re bringing something into your home that adds to the quality and intention you’ve already cultivated. Each of our floral kimono robes has a story to tell and has been designed with you, your life, and your values in mind. You can read more about that story here.

Whatever you consume this holiday season, you have the opportunity to make it a meaningful part of your life and your loved ones’ lives. As you do with everything, bringing that consciousness to your consumption will make your life more and more beautiful every day.

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