Materials & Prints

A beautiful collection, designed for woman of all ages and consciously kept at an affordable price point. The designer Kate Barton, began her career working for Laura Ashley over 30 years ago, then set up her own childrenswear brand and subsequently worked with Johnnie Boden to create the brand Mini Boden. Her love of print and great respect for fit are evident in all her collections. The pieces are generously and beautifully cut, in natural fabrics with flattering details in all the right places. They are clothes that will work hard for you, that will take you from school run to dog walk to dinner, and put a spring in your step along the way. We believe all women should be able to access fashion that makes them look and feel good.

Throughout KBD we look to use as many natural materials as possible. To get the most out of our prints, we chose a natural based material Rayon. Rayon is a fabric which is created from wood pulp. It is very similar to cotton, easy to care for and is used widely in apparel because of its breathability. It is our objective going forward that all materials we work with are organic. 

We work closely with a very small group of family run suppliers. This allows us to guarantee the quality of our products and we're proud to hold a long-standing relationship with everyone that works there. Our suppliers use recycled rainwater which is used in the process of dying and printing – this saves on using the water mains. All dyes used in KBD products are azo-free and frequent testing is used to upkeep the standards of practice. Through the support of our partners, all employees that work at our suppliers have medical care inside and outside of work. During the Covid pandemic, all employees have also been vaccinated and continue following sanitation protocol in the workspace. 

Iris Print

We worked with the talented Claire De Quentain on our Iris Print collection. Claire is a painter who takes her inspiration from nature and gardens where she finds a variety of colours, shapes and movement. These references lead to her personal expression of painted marks. She aims at creating natural atmospheres for interiors.