WORKSHOP: Our Studio/Shop
OUR STUDIO + STOREFRONT
In 2012 I opened my first Studio/Storefront called Workshop in Old Hanapepe town. I relocated in 2016 to Warehouse 3540 in Lawai---keeping the name Workshop and expanding the concept by welcoming my creative father, Charlie, into the mix. In our new space he's built out a sweet printmaking studio home to two letterpresses and one etching press, on which he prints cards and tees with hand set type and handcarved blocks under the moniker Goofy Foot Prints (sorry no website, he's analog!)
We closed the shop in March 2020 (oh hello, Covid-19)---and we've decided to make that closure permanent. Sad apologies to those we were not able to say a final goodbye to! Optimistically, though, I'm retaining a workspace on the the other side of Warehouse 3540, which will be utilized as a classroom, club, studio, meeting space--check it out at www.smallcraftadvisoryhawaii.com. This unplanned yet critical time of reflection has allowed me to listen to my heart + focus more on sharing/learning with my community through creativity. I have no plans for a future storefront, as I reset machinemachine's compass to point toward service rather than production. I'm open to suggestions, ideas, and feedback as I head in a new direction!
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 me 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.