Thoughtful Natural Sustainable Kind Functional
Ethically made. Locally made. Made to order. Minimal waste. Sustainable.
Kristin Magrit makes thoughtful clothing for your everyday wear.
Kristin Magrit is located in Perth, Western Australia. The woven goods are made in Perth, Western Australia, and knitted goods are made in sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
Who makes your clothes?
I work with a small family run CMT and one highly skilled independent sewer here in Perth who are located close by (within 10kms) of my home studio. I split the cutting and sewing between us, depending on the complexity and volume of the styles being made.
Can you share a little more about your values?
Ethically Made: I choose to work directly with the actual makers of my garments so that I know they are being treated and paid fairly and in a way in which they themselves would like.
Locally Made: Using local resources is a priority. This is also very important from a sustainability view point as the carbon footprint is kept minimal. Working locally means I also support other small businesses in my local community and that is important to me.
Made to order: Manufacturing is done in small batches and ‘made to order’. I believe these are important methods towards minimising waste and encouraging thoughtful purchasing decisions.
Minimal waste: I minimise waste by reduction and re-use. Reduction is achieved through planning and patternmaking, ensuring as little waste as possible is created at any stage. Scraps are collected and re-used for samples and craft projects. Wrapping and postage materials are a mix of production and pattern-paper off-cuts or recycled paper products and compostable materials.
Sustainable: My key objectives within sustainability are the health and wellbeing of human and environment. Every component of a KM piece is considered. Materials, the making process, the wearing/usage right through to ‘end of life’ of the garment cycle.
Working locally means I also support other small businesses in my local community and that is important to me.
Kristin, founder of Kristin Magrit
Which particular fabrics do you use?
Linen, Organic Cotton, Wool. I use only Oeko-Tex certified and Organic fabrics. I am passionate about the benefits of wearing and working with high quality natural fibres and believe the building block of a beautiful, functional and long lasting garment is the fabric it is made from. Wool and plant based cloths produced sustainably without harmful substances are kindest on us and the planet.
Any extra efforts you make at Kristin Magrit that you can share?
I feel passionately that the wearing of KM garments should bring joy and wellbeing to my customers and that this is not at the expense of any person or the planet.
I design for beauty and functionality with the aim to create timeless and long lasting garments for a truly slow wardrobe. There is so much more to do in this space and my mission is to create completely compostable garments, garments which will return to earth and ‘leave not a trace’.
Can you share some labels you admire?
Anyone on the slow and independent fashion journey! Mimi Holvast, Many peaks assembly label, Nadinoo …
Price guide: $50 – 100 up to $300 – 500
Size guide: 8 – 14 (smaller and larger sizes are made to order)
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