What is KIND FASHION?
KIND FASHION is a platform dedicated to making the fashion industry a kinder place.
what do we stand for?
The fashion industry isn’t always the kindest environment. You are told to lose weight. Cut your hair. Stop slouching. Do it right the first time or get fired... Get the gist? KIND FASHION is a blog, magazine, and apparel platform that plays off this irony and reminds us all, not just fashion professionals, to step back and be kind, above all else. KIND FASHION aims to bring mindfulness to the industry and recognize those who are changing it for the better.
As industry professionals or young ambitious graduates striving to get our foot in the door, we meet a ton of people. Networking is key. I have learned that people remember how you make them feel more so than what you have done. So be kind! Kindness can be the difference between making just another LinkedIn connection and someone guiding you to your dream job.
who is this girl?
Hey there! My name is Brianna, but you can call me Bri. I’m a 23-year-old curly-haired Italian trying to navigate myself through the fashion industry. I grew up in South Jersey, and Philly is my second home. I studied fashion and business at the first textile school in the United States and have continued my education there, pursuing a master’s in business.
I have visited China and seen the factories where our jeans are sewn and cotton is threaded. A few summers back, I interned for the largest specialty retailer for women and girls in the United States. Over the past 3 years, I've worked as stylist at a specialty boutique, dressing women with careers ranging from CEOs to stay-at-home moms. I recently completed an internship for the third-largest e-commerce company in the world and continue to intern for a global luxury brand during New York market week.
I recently started a role as a sales and development lead for a print studio in Philadelphia. We design and sell prints to fashion companies - everything from camo to conversational; abstracts to animal prints. You get the idea! And I am absolutely loving my job!
The industry is always changing, which keeps me on my toes. I love everything about fashion… well, almost everything. I love the flow of creativity, the potential to travel, the beautiful fabrics, attention to detail, and the ability to break the rules. I don’t love the environmental effects of my industry or mental and emotional tolls it takes on young girls and boys. I aim to shed some light on these issues and remind us to, above all else, be kind.
what do I live by?
I like to think that it takes more effort to be rude so do the easy thing – be kind!