Change is the only constant we can rely on, and it either destroys or renews. Human life is one of constant change. Our faces are renewed with every smile, front, laugh, and worry, which leaves a permanent mark as a reminder of a life lived. The ultimate destination of the human condition is one of destruction. Mainstream fashion is no different, and the status quo is constant destruction through flimsy materials and designs with a short-lasting appeal, creating a constant rush to keep up. In a world with limited resources, this is simply not sustainable. We, in Kontrast Project, seek other solutions that lead to a more sustainable outcome. We choose to embrace constant renewal. The simple lines of our designs are made with a timeless appeal in mind. Out materials soften and mould as they are worn, and our colours change beautifully with every wash. We believe that this tranquil approach to fashion will enable people to appreciate and take care of what they wear.
Our mission is to take an active role in sustainable livelihood creation while minimizing the impact on the environment. Kontrast Project is deeply committed to using sustainable materials of the finest quality. Our close relationships with local craftsmen and entrepreneurs in Nepal enable us to create a transparent supply chain.
Kontrast Project is run by the Norwegian woman Kine Homelien. Her interests in development, sustainability, and design led her to start Kontrast Project in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, April 2015. As Kine had lived in Nepal, her network and Nepalese friends helped her in creating a small clothing production located in the hillside of Katmandu. Today, Kontrast Project designs and sells clothing made out of the sustainable material, hemp, using natural dyes.