Friday, December 11, 2009


Hi Kim,

Thanks very much for your question about tying a sarong as a sarong dress.

When sizing a sarong for being tied as a sarong dress we’ll need to consider the width rather than the length. Sarongs have a width of approximately 44 inches and 66 inches in length. The width of a sarong is the key factor when tying a sarong as a sarong dress. The wider the bust area and the larger the diameter of one’s neck the more material or wider the sarong will need to be. For the average woman 44 inches is sufficient for creating the sarong dress with a neck knot tie. Alternately, for larger body types, we can tie the sarong around the bust area without going around the neck. It’s almost the same to tie a sarong as a sarong skirt on the hip. Making a knot in front to have a strapless sarong dress. See the image below or check out our link here:

The key is to have fun with it and be creative. Sarongs can be a girl’s best friend so give them a whirl and tie one on.

Sometimes you can even incorporate a sarong tie / buckle. These are handy to keep your sarong tied on. Click on this link to see the available selection:

Hope that helps!


From: Kim Y

Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 7:23 AM
Subject: question...

I found your site and would like to order a couple sarongs but am unsure of size and would appreciate your help. The sarongs would be gifts for women who would likely wear them as a dress rather than simply a long skirt. They are about a size 12.

If I correctly read your information, a regular sized sarong might not work well for a dress? If not what size would I order?

Thanks very much.

Sarah Q. "Kim"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Family News


We are very thankful for all of your support. In fact this is our 9th holiday season and at the same time it’s our 1st holiday season with our newest addition. We are thrilled to announce the birth of our little baby Olivia. She is a gorgeous baby girl and was born September 12th 2009 weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs. Olivia is such a sweet darling and is already speaking...her first word was “Aloha”. We think she may even want to join the 1 World Sarongs family biz too…she timed her arrival perfectly…born on a Saturday morning in just a short hours and then she had us back to work by Monday afternoon! We didn’t miss a work day! LOL! Anyway...we are very happy to share the news of our little darling with you.

So cheers to you for being our customer and giving us the opportunity to be of service to you and helping us to provide a living to our families.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

1 World Sarongs Featured in First Magazine

Wow what a surprise when First magazine called us and said they wanted to
feature our sarongs in their August 2009 issue.

We have been featured in other magazines before but we were surprised and
quite pleased to see a full spread on page 6 featuring one of our most
beautiful sarongs.

As you can imagine this was delightful and made an instant hit of pretty our
Turquoise sarong with beaded fringe, embroidery and sequins!

Who knows...maybe Vogue or Cosmo next???


Monday, July 20, 2009


How to care for your sarongs is a question we hear quite often.

So, I asked Nancy J., who is one of our long time 1 World Sarongs customers (8 years) and has bought literally hundreds if not thousands of sarongs from us and therefore an expert in caring for sarongs. Nancy turns our sarongs into beautiful outfits. She's an independent seamstress / fashion designer who creates marvelous caftans / ponchos from our sarongs to sell to specialty boutiques in New Mexico.

Nancy called to place an order the other day(knowing we're getting our delivery and to get first dibs), as she does every few months, so I figured this was the perfect time to pick her brain and ask about how she cares for her sarongs.

So here's what she said:

  1. Unfold your sarong and shake it out a little
  2. Load into your washer machine (Nancy does up to eight sarongs at a time)
  3. Set your washer to cold water rinse - with medium water level - NO need for detergent
  4. When washer is finished take sarongs and shake out a little and separate them
  5. Load into dryer with a fabric softener - delicate setting - for 30 minutes
  6. After 30 minutes clean the lint filter and then run dryer for another 10 minutes
  7. Take sarongs out of dryer and spread them out on a bed or flat surface (Nancy folds them in half)
  8. Then run your hands over them to get any wrinkles out

Make sure to take your sarongs out of the dryer right away so they don't wrinkle.

If you do decide to iron your sarongs make sure you set your iron on a very low setting.

Note, this is for the care of rayon sarongs and of course cotton or silk or poly should be handled differently. (We'll cover those at another time)

The advantage to washing this way is the dryer will set the colors of your sarongs so you don't have to worry about the colors running.

Wasn't that simple?

Ok, you got us...that was eight steps ;-) just checking to see if your paying attention :-P

This method applies to our lovely clothing too. So just use the same methods to care for your sundresses and other items from 1 World Sarongs.

Have an idea on how to care for your sarongs / clothing?

A different method?

A better way to do it?

Why not leave us your comments or suggestions?

Hope you're having a wonderful summer,



Monday, February 16, 2009

1 World Sarongs is on Facebook!

We're on Facebook now...heck who's not on FB? Last we heard there was 165 million people, yes millions and millions of people are now on FB...

It's amazing!

Join us there and become a fan of 1 World Sarongs!

Here's our link:

Join our new group "I LOVE SARONGS" for people who love wearing sarongs!

You need to be a member of Facebook so sign up...It's fun anyway!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Happy New Year 2009!

How was your holiday season?

Hope you had a safe and joyful time with your family, friends and coworkers.

Well, we sure had a busy time the last few months.

We have all kinds of new items coming up.

You're going to love them! They are all beautiful!

We've outdone ourselves again, if we may say so!

You know what they, "A picture is worth a thousand words!"

So we'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. Here's a few pictures just to give you a small taste of what's coming down the pipe.

We hope to have everything posted to our site and orderable within the next few weeks.

Stay tuned and keep an eye on 1 World Sarongs - New Arrivals

How to Tie a Sarong / Pareo coming soon!

Here's a sneak preview of our new How to Tie a Sarong / Pareo Video that we will be releasing soon!

Stay tuned... ;-)