Much like the Big Bang and the power puff girls, PROJECTKIN is created from some powerful components.
A passion for traveling and exploring the world, learning from fantastic nature and the many cultures. Whether it's going on adventures that challenge us and allow us to get out of our comfort zones and take trips that are all about relaxing. We've been lucky to travel and even live in different parts of the world. We both see traveling as a priority; from we were young, all our savings would go towards exploring the world. To this day, we always make sure to have our next trip in the pipeline, even if it's a staycation. It works like an instant endorphin shot, and who doesn't like that?
The big L - love! For the planet, we live on and for which we want to make a difference because we know that a little goes a long way. The travel product industry is like many using a massive amount of plastic and contributing to this buy cheap, throw out and repeat habit.
We've certainly taken part in the overconsumption and fast fashion industry previously. We are not proud of it, but we acted on what we knew. Luckily we've learned a lot since then and slowly changed our habits; this is also when we realized there were no good alternatives for travel products. With KIN, we wanted to create what we found missing, a brand of products developed for mindful travelers. By focusing on using the materials with the smallest carbon footprint possible while still being the highest quality for long-lasting products. At KIN, we will continue looking for ways to positively impact the earth while not compromising the quality, experience, or design.
Exhaustion... We were tired of buying new suitcases only for them to break on their first trip or the zipper to fail because we went a tiny bit wild in a vintage shop. We were tired of using big tote bags or weekend bags for our things to get soaked (Hello Europe) and never being able to find the things we actually needed. We were also keen for something timeless that wouldn't go out of season or not match our outfit but rather something that, like a beautiful blank designer canvas, would always go and grow with our ever-changing wardrobe.
We've mixed it all up, given it a good stir, and sprinkled some creativity on top to create what is now KIN.
We believe that traveling is good for the mind and soul and, in some situations, a necessity. It fuels us with inspiration and teaches us about the world and its many inhabitants. However, compared to just a few years ago, there is a more thoughtful way of traveling; that movement is why we are here!
We have used all our products and tested them to ensure they can handle whatever their trips throw at them. We have worked hard to get the highest quality and provide products that can last many years.
...and be a part of changing the traveling industry into a more sustainable one - while making your travels more practical and stylish.
Now for the real question; Where is your next travel destination, and doesn't a grand adventure deserve the company of a great bag?