Kerry knows well what she is talking about; her relationship with fashion is long-lasting and dates back to her childhood. She fell in love with her mother’s wardrobe, with those clothes that allowed her to imagine, create, dress up, and play pretend. That fascination for the immense possibilities of fashion to make us look different, give us wings, and even change the way others see us never left her anymore. This is how she opted for art and fashion when she finished high school and ended up studying Fashion at university. ‘It was my dream,’ she states. The following years led to her working as a garment technologist for some major British fashion brands as well as fulfilling some Styling and Designing personal projects.
‘I used to work very closely with designers, ensuring that the quality of the materials and the technical specifications through the entire production process were correct. I often had to visit the factories where the garments were produced in India, Turkey, Portugal, China, or Bangladesh,’ Kerry explains. ‘I realized that the supply chain was incredibly complex, with several intermediaries and subcontractors, and that it was an environment aggressive towards workers and with very little respect for nature. One day I met a factory worker in India, she looked sad. She was younger than me but already had 5 children, and this shocked me and made me rethink many things, as at that time I had a very different life as a single young professional in London. I felt that something wasn’t right, I needed to make a change,’ Kerry tells me.