Retired doctor taps talent with needles to make crafts
By Erika Engle
April 24, 2015
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COURTESY RYP DESIGNS LLC Robyn Yim Pang, founder of RYP Designs LLC, set up a temporary shop at a recent event at Ward Village offering her hand-sewn designs. After nearly 15 years as president and CEO of the Blood Bank of Hawaii, she stepped down and launched her own business.
COURTESY RYP DESIGNS LLC. Robin Yim Pang's aloha print aprons sell for $12. Selections of her handmade items can be found at Na Makana at Paradise Park and Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii at Ward Warehouse, as well as on her website.
COURTESY RYP DESIGNS LLC. Camille, Carly and Cassidy Yim, modeling palaka shorts made by their auntie Robyn, founder of RYP Designs LLC ($14 for girls' sizes, $16 for women's).
COURTESY RYP DESIGNS LLC. RYP Designs also makes pillows that are 14-inch squares for $14, and 18-inch squares for $16. They are zippered in the back and the pillow covers are washable.
COURTESY RYP DESIGNS LLC. An assortment of aloha print shorts, some, trimmed with palaka print in complementary colors, by RYP Designs. Shorts sell for $16 for women's sizes and $14 for girls' sizes.
COURTESY RYP DESIGNS LLC A cloth bag also known as a furoshiki made by RYP Designs.