RTÉ2fm broadcaster Tara Stewart is back with a brand new series of her sustainable fashion podcast, Dirty Laundry. Here, she introduces her guest, Ngoni Chikwenengere.
It's episode three of Dirty Laundry and this time, I speak with fashion designer and founder of sustainable size-inclusive slow fashion label We Are Kin, Ngoni Chikwenengere.
I found We Are Kin via Instagram over lockdown. While I was scrolling aimlessly and watching TV, I spotted this gorgeous pink dress in my feed.
I fell in love with their designs and was so happy to discover how size inclusive they were because, unfortunately, that's rare to see - especially in a sustainable brand.
Ngoni designs all her pieces and makes them from end-of-line/leftover fabrics from her contacts in English fabric factories. She is determined to make fashion accessible for all and as affordable as she can.
At the end of the day, when we buy an ethical item of clothing we are paying for the cost of labor, hence why the prices are higher than unethically made clothing.
Ngoni's inspiration is to create timeless pieces that don't follow trends or seasons so they will last a lifetime.
I think We Are Kin is a label to watch and keep an eye on as there are some big things coming their way.
You can find the podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts by searching 'Dirty Laundry'.