In The Spotlight: Susan Woodson and Lisa N. Hoang

Lisa N. Hoang Big Red Kimono

This month Moondog Fine Arts Resident Artist Susan Woodson and her business partner Lisa N. Hoang was featured in Walter Magazine for their abstract kimonos. 

Their kimonos are inspired by Susan Woodson's abstract paintings. Lisa N. Hoang, a recent graduate of NC State, takes the paintings and adapts them into textile designs for kimonos and scarves. The kimonos are in four different lengths: wrist, fingertip, knee, and ankle with materials varying from poly de chine to silk faille. All of the fabric is printed right here in Durham through Spoonflower keeping the whole process local! 

The best part is the duo have figured out a way to have their kimonos be zero waste. Woodson and Hoang creates small quantities of their first design and once they sell out, the kimonos become made to order. This allows for unlimited customization at no extra charge and minimizes waste. The scarves themselves come from the "excess" of the kimonos that can be found once it has been cut out of the fabric. By utilizing the remaining fabric and making scarves out of them, it enables the whole process to be zero waste!

Stop by Moondog Fine Arts and buy in good conscience!

Read the full Walter Magazine article here.


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