We are MISOGI DOGI
MISOGI DOGI is the project of a team of passionate martial art practitioners from Switzerland, Netherlands and Germany. Aikido practitioners and sustainability experts Lucile Barras and Amber Vriends started an ongoing journey to discover ways to create an aikido-gi fully in line with the budo spirit of purity and respect. Our adventure has led us to making plenty of exciting discoveries on a wide range of topics such as O-Sensei’s spiritual teachings and the world of textiles. We have explored a new creative design, visited cotton mills and manufacturers, listened to the experience and ideas of many fellow aikidoka and teachers… there is still a lot to discover.
Together with European karate champion Marko Marffy, we are also developing karate uniforms in line with our philosophy. And thanks to our aikido fellow and creative director David Oreiro, you can enjoy beautiful graphics, pictures and films on this website and our further communication material.
MISOGI DOGI is currently producing its initial batch of dogis. After a successful preorder campaign in winter 2016/17, we aim to have our first pure dogis step onto the mat in summer 2017. Please note however, that setting up a new business is an adventure full of surprises. Our plans have often been delayed and might get delayed again. We accept this as another form of misogi. – Thank you for your patience.