Bidulki Judan here in the States. Originally, she had planned on attending F.I.T. in 1984 to continue her education in fashion. Right before the start of the semester, she discovered she was pregnant and reluctantly resigned from going back to school.
After having seen hanbok being made a million times while living in Korea (the hanbok industry had been in the family for over 30 years at that time), she decided that she would try to make her own. Since that day, she started making and selling hanboks from home. She says, "Look at all of the fabrics. The colors are breathtakingly beautiful and the fact that I can design and create a beautiful hanbok is what allows me to carry through with this hobby for this long. This business is not one that you can do solely looking at money, you need to have the passion and love for the art of creating beautiful things."
Since our opening day in 1985, she has created an amazing 4,000+ hanboks! This would not have been possible without the love and support of our clients. We love all of our clients. Thank you!
Owner/chief designer with daughter, Jessica Kim (Vice President), circa 1987.
I applaud my mother for all of her hard work and am so proud of her. I love you, Mom!