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 give you fair-trade, environmentally-friendly, high quality, sensibly-priced, trans-seasonal fashion whilst sharing manufacturing transparency. Our production aims to minimise the damages caused by mass production.
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 reputable factories in countries with great need for prosperous partnerships such as magical Nepal. 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. Our collections are made of modern essentials and all-time classics. We design fresh minimalist apparel that you will love even when it gets old. Our goal is to create a futureproof sustainable wardrobe for the contemporary conscious consumer. We are committed to using only natural fibres and we aim to be as sustainable as possible. The future of fashion is here — Join this fashion revolution!
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.
Kind Humankind is proudly an ethical fashion label that built its foundation with ten of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in mind. Our philosophy is one of trade versus aid to promote socio development while respecting our environment. We are are a brand activist that advocates for supply chain transparency in the fashion industry. Here are the 10 UN sustainable development goals we have achieved: 1. Help end poverty; 2. Practices that promote gender equality; 3. To promote decent work conditions and economic growth; 4. To contribute to the fashion industry in innovation and infrastructure; 5. To help alleviate inequalities; 6. to promote responsible consumption and production; 7. To provide practices that aid climate action; 8. To support life below water by reducing the use of polyester in the fashion industry; 9. By promoting the reduction of waste and 10. To create international partnerships to aid people and the plane to trade for prosperity, equality, and peace.
In addition, we partner with GoGreen climate neutral service from DHL to offset our greenhouse gas logistics emissions through investments in internationally recognized climate protection projects, including the Lesotho project. We insist on high standards and select climate protection projects based on both their environmental and social benefits. All projects must generate at least “VER Gold Standard” credits. The Lesotho project has also been certified under the new Fairtrade climate and development projects since 2016 and it is the first of its kind to meet this standard. The emission calculation and offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions are verified by the Swiss-based auditor Société Générale de Surveillance SA (SGS). This happens in accordance with the global, cross-industry “GHG Protocol for Products” standard, the European Standard EN 16258 and ISO 14064 standards.