It started with conversations between New York and Melbourne.
Sisters over skype discussing the lack of a good handbag brand on the market, that there was nothing setting their hearts on fire.
Five years on that conversation has turned into Dylan Kain.
With a temporary relocation to France and then back to Australia, the brand has absorbed the elegant beauty of the Parisienne girl combined with the relaxed but strong Australian aesthetic.
The designs ‘en noir’ are cool, easy, chic. With a collection that grows as inspiration hits, not when seasons or trends dictate.
It’s a mix of classic elegance and heavy metal hardware: I+II - symbolic of the three sisters behind Dylan Kain.
The manner in which we live can be seen in the eyes of our spectators.
The soul we exude should be forged with confidence.
Forever, women have held necessities.
Today we rage with identity, our fittings converse with pride and disposition.
Like a drug, we attach to our hip the feeling of electricity, a pulse within reach.
Our handbag is cardinal to our stance. It's our escape, our destination.
It's the hook to our melody that amplifies and reverberates individuality.
With proportion and elegance let your statement read fierce and sincere.
Written by Thomas Law for Dylan Kain
Dylan Kain is a female founded company working to reduce our impact on mother earth.
Dylan Kain anchors its design philosophy at the intersection of conscious consumption and sustainable manufacturing. Collections are brought to life in small-batch production runs, with pre-order functionality ensuring we keep our footprint to a minimum – making only what’s needed.
We have long-been committed to supporting sustainable leather manufacturing across the globe, and we are proud members of The Leather Working Group (LWG). At present, 60 - 70 per cent of leather used by Dylan Kain is sourced through tanneries with LWG ratings, and it is our goal to increase this to 80 – 90 per cent by 2022.
We’re also realists; we acknowledge leather isn’t an option for each customer. We are currently working with our textile suppliers to bring to life an innovative vegan leather capsule collection. Galvanised in our pursuit of sustainable materials and practices, we are working to implement a range of luxurious vegan leathers and other ethical fabrications to our product suite.
Compostable and Biodegradable
Dylan Kain aims to tread lightly. We’re building a brand that intends to leave the world a better place than we found it, and this mission extends beyond just our products. We have integrated environmentally friendly Bio Bags – compostable and biodegradable alternatives to plastic – and we remain committed to our continued search for more innovative and sustainable packaging solutions (launching a fully sustainable and minimalist alternative by 2022).
The way you do anything is the way you do everything, and we are proud of the close working relationship we nurture with our suppliers ensuring that all involved are treated fairly and respectfully along the way.
They are the spirit and soul of Dylan Kain, and we are resolutely committed to protecting all involved in our supply chain. We uphold rigorous standards of transparency and traceability with our suppliers, building confidence in their practices, as well as cultivating their confidence in us.
To us, sustainability is an ongoing journey
Rather than a destination, and we are constantly researching new ways of working, new textiles, new advancements and better practices.
We will be updating this page regularly to communicate our findings, successes, and challenges. Honesty is one of our core values, and by creating a transparent dialogue with you – our customer – we’re also able to keep ourselves accountable.