about The Host
Kestrel is a storyteller & conscious style maven who believes fashion + ethics can jive, and maybe even thrive together. For over a decade, she's been enthralled with asking questions about where our clothes are made, what they are made of and who made them. She got her start interning with People Tree in London, and from that point on, she knew the only world she wanted to live in was one where she could embrace her style without sacrificing her values.
From a young age, Kestrel was piecing together outfits & changing them multiple times a day. She contributes her fashion eye to her Mom Linda, and her beloved Grandma Lee.
Her degrees in global studies & international journalism led her to merge two 2 passions: social responsibility + fashion.
The origins, composition, and story behind her clothing & accessories quickly became integral to her lifestyle & aesthetic.
In 2009, she completed a yearlong project called Make Fashion Fair, in which she pledged to only purchase clothing that was made consciously with regard to people & the planet.
AWEAR World was Kestrel's response to wanting to build bridges within the industry. To bring those interested in change together, she highlighted everyday people & the stories behind their style.
The most recent evolution of Kestrel's projects is Conscious Chatter, a podcast where what we wear matters.