As the old Indian Proverb affirms that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children, designer Karina Kallio is passing down a stylish collection of reclaimed men’s shirts to the future environmentalists who’ll make going green even cooler. From babies to young brutes, the Kallio collection features pre-loved vintage clothing transformed into cotton poplins, cotton tunics, and a collection of patchwork cotton onesies that kids can “play hard in, without being hard on the environment.” Click through the gallery for a closer look at this eco-friendly collection.
The Brooklyn-born and based company was launched in 2012 with one mission in mind: To create a conscious kid’s fashion brand that is equal parts fun, stylish and unexpected.
Kallio reclaims vintage materials and sorts and re-sews them in ethical factories without wasting a thing. One-of-a-kind styles are the backbone of the business. Prices range from $55 for an A-line tank top to $98 for a cotton shirtdress.