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Eco-Conscious Kiwi Designer launches Kskye

Press Release – for immediate release 10/11/14

Eco-Conscious Kiwi Designer transforms high-end fashion footwear company, says goodbye to leather

KeilanaSkye has become Australia's first established leather fashion brand to restructure its product lines to become ethical and cruelty free.

Hawkes Bay born and raised designer, Candy Maaka-Stoten, has been creating high-end footwear using various leathers since launching the brand in 2009.
She said the change has been a long time coming.

"I started eating an organic and vegan diet three years ago and really wanted KeilanaSkye to follow suit.

"I wanted to rebrand back then, but it was a decision that had to be executed correctly and over time.

"Throughout this time, I have been able to learn about alternative, eco materials, as my specialty was with leather.

"I was also able to find new manufacturers, who I have been liaising with over the past year."

Now operating under KSKYE, KSKYE is an eco-vegan fashion label, specializing in unisex eyewear, accessories and fashion footwear for men and women.

KSKYE Eyewear is designed using eco materials such as sustainable woods and bamboo, upcycled woods, eco-dyes, eco-glues, with minimal use of metal.

KSKYE Footwear is also designed using eco-vegan and upcycled materials and will be released as Part II, in 2015.

"Rebranding has been a huge and costly task," Maaka-Stoten said. "But my heavy use of leather was something I was not proud of and now my designs reflect my ethics and my way of life.

"Eco-fashion needs to look good and that’s what I’m aiming to do with KSKYE."

With an empowering campaign launch video; Part I, ‘KSKYE Eyewear – The New Beginning’,recently launched on Kickstarter and is also available for pre-order online.

LINKS

Website: www.kskyewear.com
Kickstarter Campaign: www.kickstarter.com/projects/kskye/fashion-forward-eco-eyewear

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