Recognizing her interest in fashion at age fourteen, Lynn’s parents bought her a sewing machine and since then, she has made a career out of her passion. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, she grew up on the island of Maui and worked at local fabric stores, taught summer sewing classes and even made prom dresses for her friends. After earning her bachelor’s degree in fashion design from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, she moved to New York City where she worked with top clothing brands. With an eye for fit and design, along with a commitment to producing quality goods, she has built a thriving clothing design company, Sakutori Designs, LLC in Honolulu since 2007.
Our mission is to inspire simple, effortless and confident living through design.
Always with Aloha
always a.line was established in 2013 under Sakutori Designs, LLC. Lynn and her team select one of a kind artwork to print on custom-knitted jersey fabric. She works directly with knitting mills and printers in the USA and ships the fabrics to Hawai‘i. Her team then designs each style and ensures that the fit and drape are perfected before heading into production. At her studio in Kaka‘ako, fabric is always cut and sewn with skill and care.
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