SUSTAINABLE CRAFTSMANSHIP:

KINGSLEY WORKS SOLELY WITH SKILLED MEXICAN ARTISANS TO CREATE, DEVELOP + PRODUCE OUR COLLECTIONS HERE IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE + SURROUNDING VILLAGES. FOR THE PAST DECADE, WE HAVE WORKED WITHIN THE SPECIFIC SKILL SETS OF MEXICAN CRAFTS PEOPLE TO CREATE OBJECTS THAT MAINTAIN TRADITION, YET IMPART A NEW LEVEL OF MODERNITY + FASHIONABLE RELEVANCE. TRUE LUXURY IS ABOUT THE SOUL OF A PRODUCT. THEREFORE, IT'S ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MAKING IT - WHICH ALWAYS RETURNS TO THE ARTISAN.

SOURCING + FOUND OBJECTS:

A PERSONAL PASSION FOR THE DESIGNER IS TO ACTIVELY SOURCE OBJECTS FOR THE MARKET FROM OAXACA TO VERACRUZ + TO HONOR THE UNIQUENSS OF MEXICAN DESIGN. FOR OVER 15 YEARS, LISA KINGSLEY HAS COLLECTED MEXICAN OBJECTS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFIGANCE + BEAUTY INCLUDING VINATAGE TAXCO SILVER FROM THE 50 + 60'S, BACK-STRAP LOOMED HUIPILS + TEXTILES FROM REMOTE VILLAGES, OLD BEADS + METAL PIECES REGULARLY FOUND UNDERGROUND, STONE + CRYSTAL FROM SURROUNDING VILLAGES, ART + FURNITURE OBJECTS FROM TRAVELS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, COPAL RESINS + LOCAL ESSENTIAL OILS FROM FARMS + OTHER RANDOM FINDS. THESE ARE FOR SALE IN ROTATION AT THE MARKET. 

SUSTAINABLE LEATHERS:

KINGSLEY WORKS WITH A MAJOR ANIMAL CONSERVATIONIST TO SOURCE LEATHERS FOR OUR COLLECTIONS. FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS OUR LEATHER SUPPLIER'S POLICY HAS BEEN TO RELEASE 3 EGGS INTO THE WILD FOR EACH EGG INCUBATED AND RAISED IN IT'S NATURAL HABITAT, FROM COLUMBIA TO INDONESIA TO SOUTH AFRICA. AS A RESULT OF THIS POLICY, ANIMAL POPULATIONS HAVE GROWN INTO HEALTHY LEVELS.