We firmly believe that as a young fashion label we have a responsibility to leave textile overproduction and its negative effects on people and the environment behind us. Our vision is to provide alternative, practical and contemporary solutions that have a positive impact on the world.
Our understanding of sustainability is not only reflected in the Longevity of our high-quality growing baby and children's clothing, but also in the use of renewable, non-toxic natural fibers and fair production conditions.
The Power Team
...with the first child
our founder Katharina Costa
As a new mom She was quickly confronted with an overwhelming mountain of clothing that her child only had for I could carry it for a short time before it became too small again. The extreme short-livedness and the high consumption made them think. She started out as a fashion designer to look for a solution and finally invented the "Grow-Free-With-Me" baby body - a body that that grows with the child and lasts longer.
From this groundbreaking idea...
...the vision of a sustainable, value-based project emerged Fashion labels for children. Katharina knew that such a project could not be accomplished alone was and gained the support of her friend and co-founder Liesa Eschemann, with whom she had been exchanging ideas and visions in her hometown of Bremen for over 10 years. Liesa, who had studied fashion journalism and media communication and in a Berlin Creative agency, shared Katharina's passion for sustainability and the idea of one responsible fashion label. Both founders have previously been committed to sustainable projects excited to put their shared vision of a responsible label into action implement. This is how the KALUMI brand was born.
...we ventured our young start-up with female power into what is still male dominated startup scene. To advance our vision, we applied for the EXIST start-up scholarship of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection. This Funding program supports university graduates in preparing their technology-oriented and knowledge-based start-ups. We were overjoyed when We proudly received this coveted scholarship in May 2022, which represents our vision of one sustainable label for children's clothing that grows with the child. At KALUMI we are proud to drive change in the fashion industry and to make a positive contribution to the environment and society. With our high-quality, With durable and environmentally friendly clothing we not only want to clothe the children, but also a message of sustainability and responsibility for those to come convey to generations. Together we are committed to a better future in fashion is not only beautiful, but also sustainable.