Sydney-based fashion footwear label, KeilanaSkye becomes Australia’s first established leather fashion label to rebrand its product lines to become ethical and cruelty free.
Having only created high-end fashion footwear using various leathers, KeilanaSkye Founder and Designer Candy Maaka-Stoten, said, "It has been a long time coming. I started eating an organic and vegan diet three years ago and really wanted KeilanaSkye to follow suit. I wanted to rebrand back then, but it was a decision that had to be executed correctly and over time. Throughout this time, I have been able to learn about alternative, eco materials, as my specialty was with leather. I was also able to find new manufacturers, who I have been liaising with over the past year.”
Now operating under KSKYE, KSKYE is an eco-vegan fashion label, specializing in unisex accessories, eyewear and fashion footwear for men and women.
KSKYE Eyewear is designed using eco materials, such as, sustainable woods and bamboo, upcycled woods, eco-dyes, eco-glues, with minimal use of metal.
KSKYE Footwear is also designed using eco-vegan and upcycled materials and will be released as Part II, in 2015.
“Rebranding has been a huge and costly task," Ms Maaka-Stoten said. "But my heavy use of leather was something I was not proud of and now my designs reflect my ethics and my way of life. Eco-fashion needs to look good and that’s what I’m aiming to do with KSKYE.”
Kickstarter Campaign: www.kickstarter.com/projects/kskye/fashion-forward-eco-eyewear
Campaign Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCw1Bqsor8
KSKYE is the result of rebranded, high-end fashion footwear label, KeilanaSkye. After almost 5 years of operating; KSKYE, came to fruition after designer, Candy Maaka-Stoten, made an ethical move, to be eco and cruetly free.
KSKYE Unisex Eyewear is designed using eco materials, such as, sustainable woods and bamboo, upcycled woods, eco-dyes, eco-glues, with minimal use of metal.
KSKYE Footwear (for men and women) is also designed using eco-vegan and upcycled materials and will be released as Part II, in 2015.
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