Crazy Wind is a clothing line based in Portland, Oregon, made using traditional Japanese kasuri fabric. Kasuri is a Japanese ikat and features specifically dyed fibres woven together to create blurred patterns and images. It's a special technique and designer Chiyo Takahashi, who was born in Japan, searches and sources the best authentic kasuri, directly from Japan. Chiyo's mother Hatsuyo Takahashi, also helps her find the material, making the brand a family affair. The name Crazy Wind comes from a Japanese word "Fuukyo-", which means insanity, a mad man or a person obsessed with their art. The word “Fuukyo-“ is constructed with two characters, “Wind” and “Crazy”. Chiyo found a calligraphy drawing of "Fuukyo-" made by her father, years before he passed away. "I have no idea about the backstory of this drawing, when he made it or why he made it, but I loved how he redrew the word "Wind" with this angry looking gorilla character, which my mother claimed was his self-portrait. It was as though he was saying "Be crazy and go your own way!" I hope this word will encourage the customers who wear Crazy Wind as much as it has encouraged me."