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Pia + Michio
Pia + Michio is inspired by island life and art - and founded out of my heart for Pia and my grandfather Michio.
Pia + Michio was launched by creative maker of things, Kristi Yamanaka in Hawaii in 2012.
From age four, Kristi spent summers on the Big Island with her aunt and uncle, both well-known, respected local artists. Here, she experimented with various art mediums: paint, collage, jewelry design, and later the ancient Japanese art of Shibori.
After a career with Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes, Kristi returned to her beloved Hawaii to be near the grandparents who helped raise her.
Inspired by her retriever and partner in island life adventures Haupia (Pia for short) and passion for design, Kristi created Pia + Michio to bring beautiful, durable design to dogs and their humans.