Simone lends her minimalist but sensitive aesthetic, drawing on 14 years of fashion design on show collections for Vivienne Westwood, CoSTUME NATIONAL, LOEWE, and Narciso Rodriguez. Heike infuses kindred with its earth-friendly mission of repurposing garments, inspired by her work on a number of environmental protection projects in Freiburg, Germany. Simone and Heike met serendipitously in New York City—both were new mothers who grew up in villages of South Germany. The concept for kindred was sparked while reminiscing about the simple beauty and lasting quality of what they wore as children, and as a response to today’s “throw-away” culture.
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PROFILE ON SIMONE LEONHARDT
"KINDRED : REACTING TO TODAY’S THROW-AWAY CULTURE"
kindred interview on Elizabeth street
"Like it’s haute couture! "
Things we love.
A wonderful gift for the expecting moms.
Source for style : Kindred
Kindred Turns Treasured Garments Into One-of-a-Kind Children’s Clothing
If you send Kindred one of your beloved shirts, they’ll transform it into something sweet your baby or toddler can wear. I just love the whole concept!
Serious rad upcycled childrens clothes for seriously special occasions
The Kindred Spirit A cool finale for your favorite clothes
Zwei junge Mütter aus Süddeutschland machen in New York aus alten Stoffen entzückende Babykleidung (Kindred Cloth).
WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN: KINDRED'S CLEVER TAKE ON EUROPEAN-STYLE CUSTOM CLOTHING
Polish style blog
Kindred: Threading Generations With Bespoke Creations