I love Japanese textiles. The patterns, the colors, the craftsmanship. I also love the inspiration and connection with nature that is interpreted into stylized textile patterns...like the tortoise shell, hemp flower, ocean wave, ginkgo leaf, chrysanthemum, etc. I also love hip hop culture. The many innovations in music, style & attitude and the ability to connect with youth of all cultures. So when I found out about Zillion via Ping Mag I immediately recognized a good remix. Zillion is a street wear company based in Japan, that was started by a French guy, named David Guarino. Zillion makes belts, laces, hats and hoodies using vintage kimono fabric or reproduced kimono patterns. The way David sources his materials from old school textile makers is like how my husband, DJ Tecumseh digs for records in the most obscure places. Go here to read the interview with Zillion's founder David Guarino.