Melbourne brand Kindling is designed by Nina O’Brien and has been featured in hip magazines like Frankie, Yen, and Peppermint and is worn by dynamic Australian women all around the country.
“Without being pushy we like to encourage the celebration of treasure and dresses with pockets… and we think that making beautifully crafted clothing that you can enjoy every day and will last a long time is a good idea,” says Nina.
“Inspired by the good ‘ol days (when you could buy a telly that lasted sixteen years) we aim for sustainability and ethical practice. No shortcuts, no factories, just quality for longevity and practical enjoyment.”
All of the clothing (has pockets) and is made carefully and skillfully by professional seamstresses in Vietnam that the company knows personally. Each piece is cut then sewn by one person from beginning to end.
“While this may not be the fastest way to do things, it does mean that there is a certain hand finished quality and attention to detail across the whole garment and we feel this is worth paying extra and waiting longer for.”
In a world where nearly everything is mass produced in the most cost effective way possible, there is something very special about manufacture that is transparent and honouring to the people involved. The result being beautifully crafted clothing that lasts.
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