Tag Archives: Hawaii

Maree’s Fashion Cycle

Many sociologists who study fashion try to determine when and for what reason people buy clothes. For a long time, the assumption was that older people tended to slow down consumption as they aged. Why? Often they have a smaller … Continue reading

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Marion Higa—A Life of Sewing

When some people say that they have been sewing forever, it’s an exaggeration. Not so for Marion Higa, now in her early seventies. She started sewing as a young girl, part of Japanese language and culture classes many Japanese Americans … Continue reading

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“We Three in our Muumuus”

“We three in our Muumuus. My side yard and my bedroom door in the background.” This seventies era photo cries out for a story, doesn’t it? I suspect that one of these women had retired to Hawaii and invited old … Continue reading

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