We are a company that is built around the concept of family — 'kindred' literally means family. We express this through our lifestyle choices — prioritizing time with our kids, for example — as well as through the types of products we choose to produce.
ETHICAL PRODUCTS & BEHAVIOR
We strive to make our products and operations as ethical as possible. This is an ongoing pursuit that concerns labour rights as well as sustainability and environmental impact.
COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION
We pursue connection and collaboration instead of competition. We believe that there is enough space for all businesses to co-exist and that we will rise by lifting each other up.
We strive to include a diverse array of people on our team and in our marketing. We also connect with our staff and customers regularly to ask for feedback. We want our customers and community at large to feel seen and heard.
We communicate transparently. That means sharing a truthful and realistic portrayal of our products' promises and limitations in our marketing. We also answer questions openly and honestly to build trust in our brand.
We are 'The Kindred Studio' – ethical Canadian clothier for families. Our studio is the headquarters for a range of clothing lines including Little & Lively, Dwelling Apparel & Pretty Laundry. Each of these clothing lines is a part of the overall family of brands that we produce here at The Kindred Studio. We are located in Abbotsford, BC, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō people, the Semá:th and Mathxwí First Nation. With this, we respect the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Nations have to this land as they are the original caretakers.
All of our products are ethically manufactured in Canada, and fulfilled by our exceptional studio staff. Guided by our core values, all of us at The Kindred Studio look forward to continuing to provide beautiful, high-quality clothing for you and your littles.
OUR FAMILY PHILOSPHY
The Kindred Studio was literally and figuratively built around the concept of family. 'Kindred' means family which is appropriate since we're a family-run business with a heart for families of all shapes and sizes. We offer fashionable, conscious clothing for children & adults.
All our creations have a carefree, effortless style, designed with your lovely, diverse families in mind. We make clothes for all the messes, embraces, games, practices, tantrums, coffee dates, shopping trips, daycare days, playground outings and random experiences of everyday life.
My name is Carmen West and I'm the designer behind these brands and the co-owner of this company alongside my husband, Jordan. His skills & strengths tend to be most of my weaknesses (and vise-versa) so, combined, we make a pretty complimentary team! Jordan takes care of all the advertising and strategic plays so while I focus on the creative - (ie. marketing and design).
We now have three kids (two daughters and a son) who are a constant source of inspiration to us! We've surrounded ourselves with an impressive staff that help us fulfill your orders and ensure that all our customers feel well-cared for!
Little & Lively is our premier line of baby & kid's clothing that is ethically made in Canada out of bamboo/cotton fabric. We use colours and lively prints to express joy and personality through our designs.
Kid's/Youth - Tops
Kid's/Youth - Bottoms
Kid's/Youth - Dresses
Kid's - Rompers and Onesies
Hats & Accessories
Little and Lively - SALE SECTION
Dwelling Apparel is our line of men’s & women’s clothing that is ethically made in Canada out of bamboo/cotton fabric. This line consists of complementary styles for parents who want to coordinate with their kiddos' clothes from Little & Lively. We offer high-quality, comfortable clothing that befits the places you and your families often dwell.
Pretty Laundry is our pajama brand that is ethically made in Canada. It contains the sweetest lounge sets made out of our luxurious bamboo/cotton fabrics. Pretty Laundry will ensure that wash day always brings a smile to your face with a palette of pretty colours.