KINSFOLK on Hausie.com

We are very honored to be a part of Hausie.com. The online shop provides a platform for different designers and artists from all over the world. 
Thank you hausie.com for the lovely article.

"Genuine narrative and heart is what gives jewellery life. In an era of mass production, many are looking towards products with story and ethical values. Sisters, designers, and business partners, Josie and Jessica Fernando are doing exactly with their brand; KINSFOLK. “Caught in-between homesickness and a longing for distant shores” (Fernando, 2016), the two designers of Swiss and Sri Lankan descent merge their bicultural heritage into their designs. Raised in Switzerland, the sisters’ childhood summers were spent in Sri Lanka, where they connected with their father’s roots. They were exposed to the world of Sri Lankan handicrafts, which interested them greatly as children with an affinity to arts and design. Holding onto their fond memories of the batik workshops and jewellery stalls; KINSFOLK was born... Click here to read the full article

Fashion Revolution Week - Who made my clothes?

It’s fashion revolution week, time to ask ‪#‎WhoMadeMyClothes‬ and demand transparency in the fashion industry. If you ever wonder who are the people behind KINSFOLK, here are a few of them.

"Our goal is to celebrate enduring design that inspires for a lifetime. Our principles are to manufacture ethically, and ensure that artisans earn a sustainable living."

The KINSFOLK silk scarves have been designed and created in a beautiful workshop located in a quiet backyard of a busy town in the south of Sri Lanka. Between pots and pans filled with hot wax, bathtubs, and containers serving as dye baths, works a strong team of women who have dedicated their lives to the art of batik for over 25 years.

Sri Lankan batik has a very old history on the island. KINSFOLK is devoted to preserving the craft of handmade textiles in Sri Lanka by combining traditional batik methods with a modern aesthetic. All the artwork is drawn with hot wax on pure, untreated silk. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are used.

Each piece of KINSFOLK jewelry is handmade in Sri Lanka – our second home. The highest level of craftsmanship is utilised in every stage of the manufacturing process. All pieces consist of precious metals and gemstones, and are meticulously assembled by hand. 

Happy Easter!

Ready for Easter hunt? It is time for a little treat for you and your loved ones.

The KINSFOLK Team got some eggs filled with our fine jewelry collection from a secret rabbit. Get yourself a classic too from our collection in 18 karat gold and rose gold.

Designs no just for Easter, but for a lifetime!

Making Old Methods New Again

KINSFOLK in T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
The jewelry designers Jessica and Josie Fernando have early memories of visiting batik and woodcarving workshops during childhood trips back to their father’s native Sri Lanka. So when they founded Kinsfolk in 2013, they launched a line of batik scarves. “Sri Lankan batik has a very old history,” Jessica says. “We are completely devoted to preserving the craft of handmade textiles by combining traditional batik methods with a more modern aesthetic.” Read the full article. 
Thank you for the lovely words Jamila!

KINSFOLK SUCHT EIN/E PRAKTIKANT/IN 60 % IM BEREICH MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA, VERKAUF UND ADMINISTRATION

KINSFOLK ist ein aufstrebendes Schmuck & Accessoire Label aus Zürich. Zur Verstärkung suchen wir per sofort eine zuverlässige und motivierte Persönlichkeit mit Passion an der Modewelt. 

Hauptaufgabenbereich

  • Erarbeiten und Verfassen von Inhalten auf Englisch für die Webseite, Blog und alle sozialen Medien wie Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc.  
  • Mithilfe bei Erstellung und Versand der Newsletter 
  • Mithilfe beim Aufbau eines neuen Waren Bewirtschaftungssystem
  • Betreuung des Online Shops mit schriftlichem Kontakt zu Kunden und Abwicklung des Versands 
  • Beratung und Verkauf im KINSFOLK Studio
  • Unterstützung bei Verkaufsauftritten wie Messen, temporäre Verkaufsstände, etc. 
  • Inventarbewirtschaftung
  • Kontakt und Lieferungen zu unseren Retailer 
  • Mithilfe beim Aufbau von neuen Kommunikations- und Verkaufskanälen

Unser Anforderungsprofil

  • Sehr gute Kommunikationsfähigkeiten 
  • Freude und Sicherheit am Schreiben, Recherchieren und dem kreativen Texten auf Englisch
  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse in Deutsch und Englisch in Wort und Schrift
  • Interesse in den Bereichen Gestaltung, Kommunikation und Marketing
  • Affinität zu E-Commerce und Social Media
  • Gute MS-Office Kenntnisse (Word, Excel, Outlook) vorzugsweise auf Mac OS
  • Präzise, strukturierte und zuverlässige Arbeitsweise

Bei uns erwartet dich

  • Ein abwechslungsreiches Aufgabengebiet mit spannenden Herausforderungen
  • Die Möglichkeit deine Stärken und Ideen einzubringen 
  • Die Übernahme von Verantwortung und Aufbau von Know-how
  • Zentraler Arbeitsort in Zürich
  • Flexibles Einteilen der Arbeitszeit unter Berücksichtigung von Terminen mit Kunden und im Team

Wir freuen uns auf deine kompletten Bewerbungsunterlagen bis 14. März per E-Mail (mit Foto) an: info@kinsfo.lk

KINSFOLK GmbH
Jessica & Josie Fernando
Dubsstrasse 26
8003 Zürich