Portland's Japanese-inspired store Kiriko Made lives by 'reduce, reuse, recycle'

Decades-old kimono fabric or vintage, hand tie-dyed pieces are repurposed with modern clothing and accessories, melding east and west — and Portland loves it.

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Pacific Northwest is known for being environmentally conscious, at least to some degree. Whether it’s recycling, beach cleanups or riding bikes or transit, a lot of people try to reuse things and minimize waste. That’s the entire concept behind Japanese-inspired store Kiriko Made (pronounced K-EAR-ee-ko) that recently opened on a very visible corner in downtown Portland.

At Southwest 10th and Morrison, across from the City Target, the bustle of the street evaporates as you step inside Kiriko Made.

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