Image courtesy of kestin.co
Kestin Hare has been a part of the Ruskin family since the very start when we stocked his first brand Common People. Now designing under his own name we have been privileged to stock Kestin's designs every season since he started Kestin in 2015.
Kestin menswear always features the best fabrics available, a result of their passion for working directly with the leading cloth mills in the UK, Japan and Italy to create innovative and distinctive textiles. Selecting cloth for its durability and environmental impact as well as the look and feel has yet to steer them wrong.
Here at Ruskin, we particularly love how this brand effortlessly blends technical fabrics and with forward thinking fashion - perhaps a result of Kestin's Scottish roots.
With their flagship store in the iconic Custom Lane building on the Shore in Leith, Edinburgh, Kestin prides itself on its British roots. They currently make at least 50% of their collection in the UK, with the remaining made in a small factory in Portugal.
They only work with factories which they have a personal relationship with, and who promote fair wages, safe working conditions and ethics, worker’s rights, high quality standards, and that maintain a strong bond with the surrounding community. Their factories have been audited by QIMA Ethical Audit Report.
Their short runs of garments not only makes them incredibly desirable but also helps to keep their production as sustainable and waste free as possible. Their clothes are built to last and each item from shirts to jackets, trousers to knitwear is designed to transcend seasons and trends, which is something that fits perfectly with our ethos here at Ruskin.
This independent menswear brand is an undeniable staple of British menswear and we are so pleased to be able to stock them in our Whitstable store and online.