Wayward Kin came from a deep-seated love for creativity, passion, and sustainability in an industry that desperately needed a shake up.
In between skiing days, Wayward Kin was started as a hobby by Annica Danko in the mid 2010s. Driven by creativity, Annica crafted custom sweaters for friends, family, and herself for years as a creative outlet to pass the time between last call and first lift. The hobby turned into a passion, a passion turned into a vocation, and the vocation led Annica to learn more about the textile industry as a whole. In 2018, she put pen to paper, building Wayward Kin the right way - to have a positive impact on the industry.
In 2020, Wayward Kin began the manufacturing journey and focused on creating sustainable blanks in Vancouver, with a first run launching in early 2021. Wayward Kin believes clothing should come from sustainable, natural materials that are responsibly sourced from countries around the world. Hours of research and due diligence ensure the best and most reliable materials are used for an optimal final product.
For the look and feel, Wayward Kin started with these values in mind: create wardrobe staples designed for comfort, longevity, and that promote a minimalist lifestyle. This idea reverberates throughout the clothing’s look, feel, and wear. Wayward Kin wholeheartedly believes that creativity - in all ways, shapes, and form - deserve natural options that promote these values. Nothing should be sacrificed to offer artwork on clothing. That’s why all of Wayward Kin’s blanks are available in wholesale for artists, creatives, activists, sport teams, and organizations that want to embellish apparel.
Hobbies turn into passions, passions turn into vocations, and Wayward Kin believes that vocations can turn into something beautiful.
All clothing is made in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Wayward Kin is based in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, and traditional territory of the Homalco, Sliammon, We Wai Kai, We Wai Kum, K'ómoks and Coast Salish people.