MACHINEMACHINE

Shannon Hiramoto owner of machinemachine apparel

The Maker

Hello! Machinemachine uncommon wearables are designed and by me, Shannon Hiramoto. 

My grandmother, Mildred Hiramoto, taught me to sew when I was 14. My first project was a pair of shorts using her stash of polyester fabric. Next we made carseat covers for my '69 VW Squareback. After that it was a flurry of sewing everything I could imagine. My grandmother passed in 2011 and I miss her everyday---sewing is one way to keep her spirit close to me. 

 

100% Happily Handmade on Kaua'i

Happy clothing: Seeking to dress the world in happy and ethically made, non-sweatshop, human-centered garments. Machinemachine was established in 2007

Happy customers: With the purchase of our dresses comes complimentary alteration services. It's my goal that machinemachine garments are worn for years and years!

Comfort, Fit, Quality

Machinemachine garments are designed for maximum comfort without sacrificing style. I select stretchy knit fabrics which fall nicely against and away from the body for the most flattering silhouettes possible.   

Many customers are pleased with the no-nonsense packability and versatility of our garments---making them ideal for travel and all-day wear. One of the most common refrains I hear is: "I live in this dress!"  

Craftsmanship is extremely important to me. In the modern era of fast flimsy fashion, I am proud to offer customers another option. 

Buy Back Program

One of my great desires is that my pieces do not contribute to the wasteful fashion industry. I want my clothing to be long-loved and worn for years, beyond seasonal trends. If a customer becomes bored with one of my pieces, I ask that they bring it to my shop --Workshop: A collective-- and I will exchange their gently worn garment for 30% off one new machinemachine garment (non-sale items only). Meanwhile their used dress, skirt, blouse, or pant are able to be re-sold as secondhand machinemachine for a nice economical price to another customer. Hopefully everyone wins with this Buy Back Program.

Easy Returns & Exchanges

Send your item back if anything doesn't work for you for a refund or exchange. Contact us for more information about the process. 

Shipping Methods

We ship domestic and international via the United States Postal Service. If an item is under 13 ounces it will go First Class, if it is 14+ ounces it will ship Priority Mail. Orders are packed and shipped in 2-5 days. If you need express services, please contact us.