Kristin Magrit is a socially conscious business.
Unique well designed styles, produced locally in limited quantities, using only natural fibres = Thoughtful, kind, clothing, that is a joy to wear.
We really feel this is how clothing ought to be – always.
To be able to wear clothes that are well thought out, and original, where the garments tell a story of love, is a joy that pushes them beyond just being clothes.
To know that the processes of manufacture are ethical. We know this because we make locally and work closely with our small team of makers, they have become friends. To support local craftsmanship is a choice but an important one.
To know the fabrics of our garments are of high quality and are natural. They are selected for our well-being. They are beautiful, and will keep us naturally warm and cool because they breathe and at the end of their life-cycle they return to the earth because they will decompose and not pollute, because we care immensely about sustainability and our footprint on the earth.
To know the clothing you are wearing supports independent design and a slower, kinder, more intentional way of doing things.
I am a costume and knitwear designer by training, having worked for many years in the theatre, television and knitwear industries in New Zealand, at a time where much local manufacturing began to shift off-shore.
I now live in the inner-city suburb of Leederville, Perth, Western Australia with my Architect partner, two children and the cat, Hokey Pokey. Our home was a near-derelict wooden workers cottage we saved from demolition, restoring it slowly and intentionally with our own hands, creating a sustainable and eco – friendly home with a small environmental footprint.
Kristin Magrit garments are designed in one of its light and airy rooms which has been converted to my studio. I am at my creative best in the mornings with the doors and windows thrown open to the outside, sunshine and nature streaming in, a good cup of coffee, as well as pencil and sketch pad, scissors, sampling fabric and sewing machine at the ready. xx