Last summer we introduced you to Kallio vintage kids clothing designer Karina Kallio — connoisseur of upcycling pre-loved men’s shirts into one-of-a-kind frocks for babies and tots. With over two-years of success and a proliferating clientele, the Brooklyn-based company hopes to open an all-inclusive brick and mortar design studio, designer pop-up shop and workSHOP-in-one. To realize the space that will serve as a hub for design, community and stylish kiddie apparel, Kallio is raising funds to transform a tattered shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn into a suitable haven for creativity to ignite. Click through to see Kallio’s Kickstarter Campaign in action and find out how you can play a part in helping the company reach its goal!
Kallio’s kids collection is much more than mere hipster clothing for pint-sized inhabitants of Brooklyn. The 360 approach of the brand includes sustainably and locally sourced vintage materials, designs that are hand cut in their current studio and designs and garments that are sewn locally by a women’s cooperative in New York’s historic Garment District.
As a brand that mounts its mission on its stance of sourcing and producing high quality garments locally, it comes as no surprise that Kallio is intent on launching their location to foster a creative community that includes like-minded people fashioning new ideas that drive sustainable solutions and keep textile materials out of landfills.
In addition to churning out fresh designs for the brand, the studio will serve in three distinct ways:
- As the headquarters and design studio for the Kallio brand.
- A monthly pop-up shop for other designers to showcase conscious apparel, jewelry, housewares and more.
- Creative workshop space where designers, artists and urban enthusiasts will lead classes from design to urban gardening, photography to food-styling and more.
Kallio proposes to use the funds to outfit the new space “in need of a little love,” with new ceilings, natural lighting, natural floors and multi-use furniture to allow for seamless shifts between workshops, pop-up shops and design space.
Consider supporting the Kallio workSHOP by making a donation to their Kickstarter campaign today. Contribution levels begin at as little as $5, where backers will be recognized on their website and studio wall, and runs up to $3,000 which rents the new studio for designer pop-up space for a month.
Images courtesy of Kallio Kickstarter Campaign