Ep. 82: Intuition as Inspiration & Wearing What Feels Good with Autumn K. Tyler of Kepola Design House
Big Island Business Series Part III: In this episode, Autumn K. Tyler, the designer and owner of Kepola Design House shares the inspiration behind her slow fashion label. We discuss how her designs have been heavily influenced by her thirties, her simple lifestyle, and how she wants to feel while wearing them. Handcrafted in Hawai’i, Autumn has curated a collection of thoughtful, long-lasting and season-less clothing that continues to challenge the fast fashion industry. Tune in to hear Autumn speak of her company as her ultimate ‘creation’ and seeing business as a form of self-expression. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS & TOPICS DISCUSSED: Autumn describes Kepola Design House as a sustainable women’s clothing label that evolves every single day. From a young age, Autumn was taught the value of creating, cultivating and self-sustaining and yet, often making her own costumes and clothing, and yet she never anticipated that she would become a designer. Autumn gives us a glimpse into her story and how she found herself pursuing the work she does today. Autumn shares how her design style has been inspired and influenced by her thirties, “an era of settling, growing into your self and contentment”, as well as her simple lifestyle in Hawai’i. Autumn shares her unstructured design process where she only designs when she’s inspired to, “The only way you can be present and be successful at something is doing it when it feels right.” On the rise of sustainable fashion brands: “It’s not a competition. We all have the same goal in mind and we’re all trying to achieve that. It’s not about who can sell more, it’s about how are we going to change the industry and how can we do it together.” Autumn shares her intention behind using natural fibres vs. synthetic fibres and how to purchase clothing more wisely. Autumn describes her business as her ultimate ‘creation’, something that is an extension and expression of herself. SHOW NOTES & REFERENCES: Connect with Autumn: kepoladesignhouse.com| @kepola.design.house This episode is supported by our monthly patrons. Head to patreon.com/ideaswithintention to learn more about becoming a show supporter or show influencer!