Aesthetics in ethical womenswear
KEMP GADEGÅRD is a line of slow crafted contemporary womenswear. It is born out of an ambition to produce garments conscientiously, that are long lasting and beautiful. Aesthetics, comfort and attention to detail are at the forefront of our philosophy.
KEMP GADEGÅRD focuses on working with high quality, natural and organic fabrics. We produce to the highest labour standards with consideration for the environmental impacts of production and transportation. For this reason, we produce our garments in Europe, in a small town just outside of Barcelona.
All of us are activists and investors in the present and future we want to build. By buying slowly, for the long haul, and wearing slowly and meaningfully, we are actively questioning the current system of disposable objects with built-in obsolescence and creating awareness about the environment, global labour standards, the political implications of consumption and with this, addressing issues of global inequality.
By creating seasonless pieces that can be worn in countless ways, we aim to discourage the disposable view of clothing that has become increasingly pervasive. Our hope is to return to the days of a minimal, functional and beautiful wardrobe worthy of care and passing on.
KEMP GADEGÅRD was founded in 2016 by Eilis Kemp Arizmendi and Maya Gadegaard and is based in Berlin, Germany.