There isn’t a planet B. Fashion is meant to be forward thinking and ahead of the curve and yet it is one of the most heavily polluting industries contributing to climate change. We must stay committed to working towards better practices for people and the planet. As the owner of an emerging fashion label, I believe you are what you create and the only way to do business is to be as open and transparent as possible with your consumers. Here are some of the ways I have built my business to be as ethical and sustainable as possible.
We don’t follow trends. We create classic, timeless pieces using natural fibres that last - (silk and silk cotton) so you can ‘buy once and buy well’
We're on first name terms wth our suppliers. We make everything in Sydney, Australia ensuring ethical production and quality craftsmanship with Christiaan and his team at The Fashion Production Co.
We source and print our silk from Think Positive Prints who have the Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation.
We do limited production runs in Australia, reducing carbon footprint and minimising wastage. All of my suppliers are within 20 minutes distance of each other.
We source from sustainable suppliers such as The Better Packaging Company who produce compostable mailers to eliminate plastic from our supply chain and support the environment. Just pop them in your organic waste recycling and they will decompose in 9 months.
We use zero plastic in our packaging and our boxes and tissue paper are completely recyclable. Just put them in your cardboard bin (but remove the magnets first!).
I am a firm believer in Planet over Profit and am committed to ensuring Ms. Kensington stays true to my own personal values.
The bush fire situation happening here in Australia right now is devastating. It is hard not to know someone who has been affected. It is hard to watch rolling footage of what looks like some kind of futuristic apocalypse and not feel utterly heartbroken for the people, animals and land affected. Now is not the time to talk about fashion or try and selfishly promote a business while others are suffering. It is the time to donate, help and heal however possible.
Before Angie Kent joined the madness that is the Bachelorette 2019 I thought I’d send her some Ms. Kensington lingerie and a bespoke love letter to help her feel inspired and confident on the journey to find love. I was thrilled when Angie reached out to tell me she had worn her London Print robe everyday on set.
Laura from This Island Life delivers some serious travel wardrobe inspiration on a dream trip to beautiful Bawah Island. "I’m usually straight into a bikini when I wake up, but on Bawah Island, all I wanted to do was swan around my beach bungalow in this silky ensemble."