Our lucky last interviewee is Nina O'Brien, she hails from our sister city Melbourne in Australia. Her label Kindling is one of the newest garment collections to grace our racks and has been CRAZY popular, her authentic designs and beautiful colour and fabric choices prooving to be a huge hit here in lil Wellington. We look forward to seeing what she comes up with next!
xxx Claire, Aimee, Maddie
PS! Keep an eye on your emails tomorrow (THE ACTUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!) for an exciting giveaway from one of the fabulous women we interviewed this week!!
MFP - In a few sentences, can you explain your work and what you do/make?
NO - Kindling is a collection of modern, feminine women’s clothing, inspired by beautiful fabric and contemporary utility. We are known for our excellent shapes, high quality textiles and attention to fit for a wide range of body shapes. We complement our collection of bold tailored pieces with strong core basics, all made in by our ethical manufacturing partners.
MFP - On International Women’s Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to other women thinking about their careers?
NO - Running an ethical clothing label is challenging, yet I am so lucky and daily inspired by my constant contact other with incredible female entrepreneurs. Together we support each other through our shared vision and values. We share a mutual understanding that to survive and thrive we have to champion our own space as well as each other.
MFP - Who is a female figure that you admire?
NO - Fiona Pattern, an amazing independent politician here in Melbourne
MFP - How important is it for women to lift each other up and what does that mean to you?
NO - While I love my boys (partner and son) I would be no-where without the support and understanding of all the women in my life. My sisters, colleagues, friends and customers all celebrate me as a fellow woman, designer, and business owner. Feeling a part of a compassionate and supportive network is essential for my wellbeing and success.
Thank you so much for your words and time Nina!
To see more of her work head over to our website.
or pop over to Nina’s website.