Who are you and what do you do?
I am Kim. I design women’s clothing and knit my garments on vintage knitting machines.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
I am currently very inspired by the original 1960s Avengers tv show. My work is pretty mod, black, white and grey and full of simple, clean lines. Sweaters, dresses and jackets, modern design with a 1960s feel.
Is this a full-time business for you?
This is and has been for five years now. Each year I expand a little bit, baby steps. This year I branched into local wholesale. Next year – the world?
What’s something you’ve learned through running your business in the past 12 months?
Your customers are your boss. Yes, you should design and make pieces you love, but if there is no audience it is still a hobby and not a business. Listen to feedback and use your customers to look at which direction to take your business in. They pay your rent.
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
The a-symmetric sweater. It goes with everything I own.