A hybrid between business and social action, Kind Humankind works with disadvantaged countries to help improve lives – while at the same time giving you clothes that make you look good and (feel good). Our purpose is to provide consumers with fair-trade, environmentally-friendly, high quality, sensibly-priced, and intelligently-designed trans-seasonal garments whilst providing manufacturing transparency. Our production aims to minimise the damages caused by mass production to the environment as well as to promote socio-economic development, ultimately improving the lives of our garment manufacturing workers.
At Kind Humankind, we believe that business and philanthropy shouldn’t stand at polar opposites. Instead of aiming for short-term profits strategies, we responsibly partner with the most reputable factories in countries with a need for investment and prosperous partnerships. We are genuinely involved in the manufacturing process in order to ensure our company’s values are being met. We believe in the creation of long-term value able to withstand the fast pace of fashion.
With a slow fashion philosophy, we believe in quality over quantity. We are committed to using only natural fibres and the intent with our designs is to create clothes that transform over time whilst remaining timelessly stylish and effortlessly sophisticated.
MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MADE YOUR CLOTHES
Kind Humankind was founded by the passionate Brazilian-Australian designer Vanessa Conrad. The Sydney-based designer decided to start her own label after paying a visit to the magnificent and yet chaotic post-quake Nepal. After spending time connecting with the beautiful Nepalese people, making friends, learning about their struggles, history and culture, the trip quickly developed into a humbling life changing experience. It was by a twist of faith that they came across some of the world’s finest fabrics – luscious linens, fluffiest cotton, softest wools and silkiest cashmere paired with the unmatched level of skilled craftsmanship provided by the Nepalese garment manufacturing trade.
The designer realised that the garment industry in Nepal could potentially be the fashion world’s most well-kept secret. Her goal with the creation of Kind Humankind is to build a business that is not only able to produce beautiful clothes but to build a socially conscious company that brings prosperity to the lives of all individuals involved in the process. Vanessa could undoubtedly be characterised as the “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers…” type. She is part of the generation that believes in the radical idea that it is possible to have a prosperous business whilst making the world a more fair, peaceful and happy place.