Visiting the Tribe
December 2018 was a turning point in the KINdom. While we’ve been working with a handful of tribes for over a year now, we actually haven’t met them until recently. Seeing the artisans creating meticulous handwoven textiles, manually casting recycled products, and painstakingly hand-bead some accessories were so awe-inspiring. So much labor and love goes into each piece. Experiencing their craft, eating their food, and sleeping in the same huts where some still live create an inspiring and visceral urge to continue purchasing responsibly-made and environmentally-friendly products. We are all supporting and encouraging the preservation of their cultural traditions, ensuring they be passed down to the next generation.
November 2018 Recap
Fair Trade Fashion Show
Also in November, we participated in (hopefully not the last) Fair Trade Fashion Show and Marketplace for the first time. Although it was only a one-day event, the people we connected with - like-minded customers and vendors - was well-worth the involvement, giving hope and light in the struggle and movement for sustainable goods and responsible manufacturing, which is KINdom’s mission. There were speeches from sustainability influencers such as Patrick Duffy (who also hosted the event), child advocates Violet Affleck (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter) and Lauren Varnell, and the highlight of them all, an inspiring talk from sustainability leader and founder of Fashion Revolution, Orsola de Castro:
We participated earlier this month at The Pause Conscious Pop-up in Williamsburg, New York, as well as the Unique Market in Santa Monica, California. Thank you to all those who came and supported KINdom! Continuing pop-up shops into 2019 are:
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
132 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Please come by and say hello!
In December, we held a successful Countdown to Christmas event, giving away assorted KINdom apparel and accessories to eight lucky winners. Congratulations to those who won, and thank you to everyone who entered! Due to the success of our giveaway event, we have decided to feature a giveaway once a month throughout 2019! Follow us on our Instagram account and turn on post notifications so you can be notified for a chance to enter and win.