What is KIS?
KIS is an extension of the new esselle studio space.
We think of Kinsfolk Inspired Space (aka KIS) as a social club for empowered women creatives. It is our mission to connect, learn, grow and support each other because without these amazing women, esselle wouldn’t be what it is today. That is why we carved out a beautiful space to foster this community and see it thrive.
It is our goal to get KIS up and running by the end of September so we can start hosting fun activities and connect with fellow creatives in the neighborhood! We want this space to be used in many ways – from workshops, off-site meetings, presentations, and classes to intimate gatherings, and photography! We really can’t wait to start inviting people over and talk about all the fun things we can do together!
Aside from busy setting up KIS, esselle has grown tremendously as we officially entered into the wholesale market. We survived summer tradeshows and with that had to learn how to produce products quickly as we hand-paint all the wooden products in-house. Because when things happen, it always seems to happen all at once, the best thing I could do to keep grounded, like any entrepreneur would is to take it day by day! For me, prioritizing day-to-day task has really helped me get things done, instead of becoming a ball of anxiety. And one quote always stayed in my mind when I am approaching “insanity” is “You are doing better than you realize.” That’s a great daily reminder when things are chaotic and you just need to take a breather and know that you are doing the best you can.