Name: Amanda Kain
Lives In: Los Angeles, CA
Age of Kids: Isla Roux, 2 1/2 yrs.
About Me: I've been in the clothing business for almost a decade with my women's brand Kain Label. After having my daughter, Isla, I wanted to create a kid's line of clothing that reminded me of my childhood and growing up in Los Angeles. There was a children's line in the 80s, based in Los Angeles, called Rainbow Cotton that did all of these funky, colorful batik patterns. They had a little storefront, and they would stack the different colors, styles and sizes on shelves up to the ceiling, and everything could be mixed and matched. There was this feeling of wanting everything, and our mom would let us pick out outfits, and it was always a special, cool thing when we got to go there. I was inspired to re-create that feeling in a modern mix-and-match take that riffs on batik with cheeky hand stamped motifs and artful tie dyes. It was an overwhelming full circle moment, to have my daughter, to remember how important clothes were to me even when I was little - and how that probably led to me becoming a women's designer, and now I could go back to where it all started and name it after her.
Hire Me for/I'm Good at: Tie-dye party!
Interested In: We love doing collaborations and exclusives with other companies! We recently did a collaboration with Valleybrink Road in which she included our Indigo tie-dye swaddles in her gorgeous baby gift boxes. We also did an exclusive baby onesie for the store TenOver6 in Los Angeles.
Mama Likes: I'm very passionate about interior design. I spend way too much time on Pinterest and 1st dibs searching for rugs and mid-century chairs.
I enjoy traveling and discovering new places. Before I had Isla, my family and I did a month long road trip from New York to California. It was the most magical experience and until you do something like that you forget that there is so much to see in the United States.
Also, when I have the time, I enjoy trying new recipes for a small dinner party with friends and family.
Mama Inspiration: I'm always in awe of stay at home moms! Whenever I come home from work and feel like I'm losing my patience with Isla, I always try to remember that there are moms out there who have to try to remain patient all day!
Words you live by/quotes you love: It's simple--trust your instincts!
Best advice you’ve ever been given: Say yes to everything! You never know what will come of it!
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you? I follow a bunch of wildlife reserves so my Instagram feed is mostly videos/pictures of rescued tigers, lions, and monkeys. I'm mildly obsessed!
I'm a sucker for romantic comedies that take place in New York.
I can read lips.
Where can we find you? (Website, IG, Pinterest, Twitter) @roux_kids