The First Fruits Story

In First Fruits I combine my passion for beautiful textiles and love of the craft of sewing with a lifelong appreciation for Asian culture and art. I am a one-person fiber artist working in my attic studio in rural New Jersey. Besides selling online, I go to a few select shows in my area each year.

The name "First Fruits" comes from the Bible and represents my desire to use the best of my talents and abilities to reflect God's beautiful creation. 10% of all sales are given to charitable causes.

Each item in this collection is individually made in the USA primarily from recycled natural fiber garments. I customarily use vintage silk traditional Japanese garments – such as kimono, haori, and obi which in many cases were hand painted, resist dyed and / or embroidered. The original garments were carefully taken apart, cleaned, and designed into timeless one-of-a-kind creations.

I use the white silk linings of the kimono to create my one-of-a-kind original silk paintings. I use various silk painting techniques to create original art wall hangings, scarves and garments painted with silk dyes and set by steaming. They are hand washable.

Custom orders are welcome.


Payment is by PayPal or credit card.


Shipping is free within the continental US. Additional charges for priority shipping or international shipping. Contact seller for more information

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

Returns are acceptable within 2 weeks at customer's expense for reasons of fit or if item is not as represented. Item must be received in the same condition as when sent before refund will be issued. Please contact me before returning your purchase.


Some minor alterations are possible if the jacket you like is not quite the right fit (length, sleeves). Contact me for more information.