ABOUT THE LABEL


We keep things simple at KESTAN - understated luxury at accessible prices.

KESTAN believes in balanced modern womenswear. That means thoughtful pieces that are both subtly elegant and exceptionally designed. Each garment is built on a foundation of quality fabric and clean silhouettes. Working in her California studio, our designer finds harmony in mixing architectural shapes with fluid drapes.

Each season is thoughtfully curated with essential pieces that are both functional and well-designed. Every KESTAN piece is meant to travel alongside your life wherever your journey may take you.

Stephanie Kestan


ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Educated at Parsons School of Design in New York City and Central Saint Martins in London, Stephanie has international experience working in both high street and luxury brands. Her unique and diverse experience informs her vision of conceiving collections that meet in the middle of utilitarian design and artful direction. During her tenure as a womenswear designer living in Germany, she found a deep love and appreciation for eco-fibers and ethical labor. With the support of her brother/co-founder Kevin, KESTAN was born as a vehicle to support her ethos of a mindful fashion label.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Keeping in line with our co-founders’ support of ethical style, KESTAN pursues mindful fashion practices. Our co-founders personally visit each and every supplier we work with to ensure they meet our standards. Our factories are receive certifications that audit for safe working environments. We also support eco-fibers, eco-fiber blends, and the use of recycling deadstock fabrics.

ORGANIC COTTON

Our organic cotton range is created from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and made locally in Los Angeles, California. Organic cotton is not only easier on the environment, but results in a softer and longer lasting garment.

TENCEL

Tencel is one of our favorite eco-fibers to work with. It’s functionality and texture makes this our go-to for everyday styling that’s easy and modern. It’s fibers are derived from sustainable wood sources harvested from certified and controlled sources. It’s also a longer lasting and tough fiber. That means you can truly live in your garments time after time. These fibers are durable and ready to fit into your lifestyle.

RAYON

We use Rayon because of its ability to hold amazing shape while maintaining a silky and smooth finish. Our Rayon is derived from bamboo which results in an exquisite smooth finish. The surface also allows for natural cooling properties and breathability, keeping skin cool and dry throughout the day. It also glides over the skin.

DEADSTOCK

Over-produced fabrics often times end up in landfills. We take these deadstock fabrics and breathe a new life into them by repurposing them into beautiful KESTAN garments.


CRAFTMANSHIP

We seek to not only elevate the lives of our customers, but our employees as well. An important part of our work is to ensure decent and sustainable working practices of the employees of our suppliers. This means:

  • Safe and clean working environment
  • No forced or child labor
  • A fair wage that can be lived on
  • Sweatshop free
  • No discrimination

Our co-founders take the time to develop close working relationships with our suppliers through consistent visits. This hands-on approach enables us to closely monitor the factory's integrity, and ensure that our workers are operating in a safe environment.