Founded in 2015 by designer Kestin Hare with over two decades of industry experience, KESTIN is redefining modern Scottish design by blending innovation with tradition.
Kestin is known for his focus on the highest-quality unique fabrics, and his products are designed to last. He weaves in references from his Scottish heritage, combining details from other areas of inspiration including workwear, military, sports and outdoor wear. Kestin's designs are always functional, often technical and also a little unconventional. His pursuit of quality, innovation and responsible manufacturing was drummed into him from his early years studying Fashion Design, and then honed during his career with some of the industry's top designers.
Renowned for his championing of UK production, Kestin strives to make locally wherever possible. He works with the best factories and mills in the world, continually pushing the capabilities to produce exciting, quality products that will stand the test of time.
We are so stoked to be working with Kestin this year. The sheer quality of design, complementing outstanding manufacturing quality.
We spent the afternoon with Mr and Mrs Hare, (remotely of course) and picked their wonderful brains about all things Kestin. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you both.
Kestin, Gemma thank you for taking the time do this. I know you're extremely busy
Describe your brand in three words.
"Quality, functional, unconventional"
What makes Kestin different from the others?
"Kestin has over 20 years industry experience, and has built a reputation of working with the world’s best mills and best factories to produce incredible quality garments. Kestin’s designs are more than just product, there’s a rich source of narrative there drawing on Kestin’s main sources of inspiration, Scotland, military, vintage and workwear. We also make approximately 50% of our products in the UK, local manufacturing is incredibly important to us..."