About Eb & Ive
The Kindred Co is a lifestyle company encompassing 3 brands: eb&ive, Isle of Mine and HAVEN.
The founder Nicky Morgan has travelled to all the countries producing their garments, homewares and accessories and has seen and experienced all daily work practices and environments for herself. Nicky has spoken to owners and staff to ensure the work environment is safe and clean.
In China laws have changed considerably in favour of the workers and the standard of the work environments is now monitored. This has had a flow-on effect with the closure of many factories due to poor work conditions.
We have partnered with the same China factory exclusively for 8 years now which is the factory you will see in these images and where we produce 90% of our production. Our factory’s attention to detail is next level. They trim every thread by hand. Every fabric roll is checked for faults. Every garment hand steamed, pressed and packed perfectly. The love of what they do is clear throughout the process.
We pay more per garment than from other factories but are happy to know the people who work with us are looked after and this definitely filters down the line with better pay, less working hours, a clean environment and overall staff happiness! We feel good about that!
In Indonesia the factories we use are small family-run businesses, who then support and sustain an entire extended family and community network.
India is much the same – there are large factories Nicky has travelled to which have been audited to ensure their work and wage environments are fair.
In some instances these large scale operations outsource work to the villages where many worker’s work from their own homes.
We are confident with our supply chain and feel we are contributing an income, support and sustainability to the people and factories we work with.
Founder + Creative Director