Japanese Weekend Maternity owner/designer Barbie White majored
in dance at the University of Oregon. After moving to San Francisco
in the mid-seventies, she founded Oblong Rhonda, an urban modern
dance company. Japanese Weekend was named after a dance performance
choreographed by Barbie in the late seventies. White's experience
with dance has aided her ability to design for the moving, changing
Japanese Weekend Maternity designs have changed the way mothers-to-be
look at maternity wear. Gone are the days of sloppy upsizing and
non-functional clothing. Gone are the big bows and Peter Pan collars
of "traditional" maternity wear. Japanese Weekend Maternity offers
contemporary, functional and comfortable clothing, made with quality
fabrics and solid construction. Because of White's care and fashion-forward
designs, a modern day woman can feel assured that she looks good
while being comfortable from the early months of pregnancy throughout
her nursing days.
Japanese Weekend Maternity is at the forefront of the maternity clothing revolution. The company has patented several designs that are innovative and fashionable, which include the Ok™ Support Waistband, The hug a boo™ Line, and the one-of-a kind MamaCoat™.
As the company has grown up around her, Barbie White is constantly
looking for ways to make pregnancy and early motherhood days a
wonderful experience. "This is a time in a woman's life when she
wants to look as beautiful on the outside as she is feeling on
the inside," White explains. "And as she's feeling good on the
outside, she will feel even better on the inside. I'm happy Japanese
Weekend Maternity can make it all work together."
Made in USA
Here at Japanese Weekend we are committed to keeping our production in
our community whenever we can. All of our designing, sample sewing, and
shipping takes place in our San Francisco based headquarters, and nearly
all of our garments are manufactured in San Francisco and Oakland. We
also pride ourselves on using California made fabrics whenever possible.
Those few styles that are produced elsewhere are clearly marked on our
website. Crafting as much of our product as we can close to our corporate
home is a very high priority for Japanese Weekend, and we value customers
who seek us out for that reason!