Kindness by Design (KBD) is a platform for championing those – designers, brands and retailers – that are committed to making the world a better place. They do this by approaching their work from a sustainable and cruelty-free standpoint. Previously located here – KBD has been bringing readers the best of ethical fashion for over five years.
KBD readers are passionate about purchasing items that are stylish as well as socially and environmentally ethical. They’re also keen to connect with the makers of fashion and to learn more about the supply chains behind their favourite brands.
‘Buy less, choose well, make it last’ – Vivienne Westwood
Finding what you need:
Blog – discover the latest news and views regarding ethical fashion and design
Curated Eco Collections – feast your eyes on beautiful ecochic pieces…presented to you with a twist
Ethical Design Interviews – get behind-the-scenes access to inspiring designers, brands and retailers
What do I mean by kindness?
I’m passionate about beautiful fashion and design that is:
- Made from recycled or upcycled materials ranging from fabrics to precious metals
- Created using processes that minimise or eliminate wastage and the use of chemicals
- Giving back to disadvantaged communities and charitable causes
- Crafted using materials that are certified organic and cruelty-free
- Sourced under fair trade conditions where artisans are provided with a sustainable livelihood
Since 2013, KBD has belonged to the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Fellowship 500 – a group of pioneering innovators in fashion and sustainability taking the movement to the next level.
Hi! My name is Kendall and I created KBD in 2011, spurred on by my desire to see sustainable and ethical design become the norm.
I have over a decade’s worth of experience working in the field of environmental conservation and communication, with a Fellowship from the Centre for Sustainability Leadership.
I’m a member of the Australia/New Zealand Working Group for Fashion Revolution, an international movement advocating for a fashion industry which values people, the environment, creativity and profits in equal measure.