I have a very girlie daughter, with an independent spirit. She’ll be five in March but she stopped letting me dress her almost a year ago. Our styles are typically pretty different so I guess I get it, she’s into bright colors, piling on the layers and lots of accessories (a more is more kind of girl). I like earthy tones, nuetrals and kind of a minimal California style (sometimes feminine but also very tomboy). KdBird’s accessories are the perfect balance of what we both love. Olivia’s into the fact that they are bows and something pretty for her hair, she likes the variety and different fabrics. She also enjoys hearing about how they are dyed, because she’s incredibly curious about where things come from. I love the colors, textures and homegrown vibe of the brand.
Katie Burki is a mother herself, she created the line after the birth of her daughter Gracie. The accessories are all made using natural fibers, linen, cotton and silk, then colored with plant or mineral dyes. Katie uses her experience as a horticulturalist and garden designer, plus her love of plants, to create unique and interesting pigments. Some of the ingredients are grown and some are foraged, they include things like wild mushrooms, pomegranate skin, acacia and fustic wood.
In addition to the earth friendly dyes KdBird also uses deadstock fabric when available and packages her products with the planet in mind. The bows are wrapped in a certified compostable plastic alternative and they ship in 100% recycled paper. Very excited to add KdBird to our directory and equally excited to have found another line that both Olivia and I can agree on.
Linen Maxi Bow in Rust, similar here.
Linen Mini School Girl in Mallard, dyed with indigo and overdyed with fustic wood.
Linen Top Knot in Winter Wheat, dyed with foraged mushrooms (dyer's polypore).