our story...

the brand

KAYLL is a fusion of designer Jessica Kayll's love of travel with her hand-painted textile design. Finding resortwear which was modest, timeless and beautifully made was difficult for Jessica to find, and so KAYLL was created.

Carefully working with a tailor for months to create the most flattering silhouettes for every woman’s shape, Jessica designed and launched a collection of 12 silk robes and coverups inspired by the shape of Japanese kimonos, with every detail carefully considered and perfected. Demand for KAYLL's intricate prints has seen the brand expand into sustainably made swimwear and ready-to-wear in 2023.

the designer

With a degree in Fashion Textile Design from the University of Brighton, British designer Jessica Kayll worked in London and Paris for brands including Alexander McQueen, Erdem and John Galliano as a textile designer, specialising in hand-painted prints.

“We are committed to slow-fashion and ethical, sustainable production"

the process

All of KAYLL’s prints are painted by Jessica, in her London studio, taking months of painting and design development before being finalised.

Initially starting as pencil drawings, Jessica then hand-paints KAYLL’s prints using acrylic paint before scanning her artworks and creating the final placement on each garment.

Next, we digitally print onto 100% silk using a UK print company using only azo-free dyes, we make all of our garments in the UK, at a highly skilled specialist London atelier.

made in the UK

All our garments are 100% silk and are made in the UK at our London manufacturer. We work with a manufacturer which prides itself on both it's ethics and exceptional attention to detail.

Producing our garments near our studio allows us to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum, have a close relationship with our manufacturer, and closely oversee production.

By carefully planning our approach, our manufacturer controls the production so that almost zero rejects of materials are left over. By using renewable energy, paying a fair, living wage to all workers, and only working with suppliers which use eco-friendly packaging, we are delighted to be producing our garments in a way that is paving the way for slow-fashion and sustainable production, at the highest possible quality.

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