How It All Started

I grew up surrounded by creatives and entrepreneurs in Aylmer, ON, which set the foundation for my creative expression. I founded KINDYNOS in 2018 as I always had a passion for fashion design, KINDYNOS became my outlet. We use upcycled materials to make unique, one of one pieces as a way to bring new life to garments and to combat the high waste and pollution within the fashion industry. Last March, I founded Refined Image Vintage with a peer at Western. Refined Image is a clothing platform that partners with verified vintage clothing dealers and other partners to offer unique and sustainability focused products. I look to use my art and design as a lever for societal change as I believe art has the potential to be revolutionary.

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The "New Life" Collection

This collection is loosely titled "New Life" and is a collection of one of one garments. This collection was designed as a way to revitalize garments by improving their design and functionality. Each piece is created from upcycled materials to combat waste in the fashion industry and to show viewers that old/used does not mean invaluable. Each piece is unique and the collection includes design elements like hand painted artwork, patchwork, rhinestones and more. This collection is now available for purchase on www.refinedimagevintage.com.