Street Style: Sister Power

By Kestrel Jenkins

Kina + Lele of Siblings Army

Kina and Lele are the brains and beauty behind Siblings Army. Originally from the Canary Islands, the two sisters ventured to Peru and were drawn to move their lives there to create a slow fashion brand. Siblings Army creates one of a kind handmade clothing and accessories for men and women.

"We fell in love with the crafts and colors of the Cusco region and as we started to learn about the handmade process of the beautiful aguayos (mantas), we decided to develop our first collection.

We loved being around experienced artisans which continue to work as they did a long time ago. Pieces that are handmade with patience, passion and time. Not only do we produce and design pieces made with love, but we also care about the materials we use: sourcing all of our materials locally, finding the best quality for each single piece we create, and using sustainable leather and dead stocks or recycled materials for our linings. We want to move away from the mass produced world that we live in today, so we create limited edition collections."

Siblings Army helps preserve the skills of artisans, and Kina and Lele hope that these traditions will not disappear and that the rest of the world will value them.

Kina is wearing:
Shorts (thrifted from a second hand shop)
T-shirt (by Weekday, fairly made)
Shoes (handmade in Spain)
Bag (by Siblings Army, handmade in Peru, handknit material dyed with natural products, such as seeds and roots and combine with recycled canvas)
Phone Accessory (by Siblings Army, handmade with recycled leather in Peru)

Lele is wearing:
T-Shirt (by H&M, organic cotton)
Dungarees (vintage)
Bag (by Siblings Army, handmade in Peru, handknit material dyed with natural products, such as seeds and roots and combined with sustainable leather that uses lower-impact dyeing methods)
Hat (by Siblings Army, handmade in Peru)

 

Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.

 

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