|A "doorbell" of old keys|
to welcome customers
Owner Jeff Yokoyama, who started this business
with his daughter, Coco, has taken laundered,
old uniforms worn by college athletes
and refashioned and repurposed them into
t-shirts, jackets, aprons, bags, blankets
and various other products.
|Military shirts and t-shirts|
with bits of college uniforms
added on to them
|Board shorts and|
a carry-all bag made
from various pieces of
old uniform jerseys
|Even the bag for carrying|
purchases is recycled from
the legs of jeans
Their logo labels are made from
a piece of an old water bottle sewn over
a section from old college uniforms.
The water bottles are also repurposed into hanging planters...
... or loaded into a shopping cart
hanging from the ceiling
for that fun and funky California feel!
Old college athletic sneakers,
originally destined for the landfills, are also
hung from the ceiling as unusual decorations!
The open work room is to the left side
of the store, and has great art work,
along with surfboards hanging from the ceiling.
The sewing is all done here - made in USA!
I just love the artistic look of all the of
the hanging patterns against the bamboo shade.
Old beach shovels and trowels
that are no longer needed now hang next to
bright trims as colourful decorations.
And, of course, I couldn't resist the hanging bicycles!
|Old college whistles and stopwatches,|
along with hanging vintage stingrays
I had a great time talking with Jeff -
who made us feel like family with
his laid-back, Hawaiian attitude -
while shopping for some holiday goodies!
You too can visit and pick up
go to www.yokisgarden.com.
|Vintage scarves used as artwork|
... come along for the ride!