K I N was founded by Grace May and Rosie Harbottle, born out of a mutual love of nature, colour and all things botanical. The duo, inspired by their time working together in Morocco had a dream of bringing like-minded people together, to create, learn, gather and grow, enriching their creative souls and nurture their passion for learning.
Whilst working in Morocco Rosie and Grace found their ideas coming together. "Morocco is a magical place, there is no environment like it, you can't help to be inspired and energised by its aura. We worked over many weeks on top of rooftops in Marrakech discussing what made us create, day in day out, until we eventually - after numerous mint teas - arrived at 'Kin'."
"It's a collaboration of all our favourite things, good people, nature, sharing ideas and learning new ones. We love the idea of skills being taught, passed on, shared, swapped. We always want to be growing within ourselves creatively and personally and to share these ideas is a joy."
A floral designer and florist, Grace grew up in the Devon Countryside and has travelled and worked all over the world before now settling in Manchester.
Her passion lies with foraged, seasonal and organic, creating one off botanical pieces. Taking inspiration from her farm roots in Devon, she is happiest outside, secateurs in hand gathering foliage and wildflowers.
Grace has been featured in numorous publications including Porter Magazine, Brides Magazine, Martha Stewart and Harpers Bazaar.
An established illustrator and print designer, Rosie is happiest with a paintbrush in her hand. Living in the Devon countryside between the moors and coast provides endless inspiration as botanicals and nature feature heavily throughout her work.
Rosie lives the rural life on a smallholding surrounded by rolling hills with a self sufficient, organic ethos which forms some of the key principles of Kin.
Rosie has been featured by Trend Bible, Martha Stewart, Harper's Bazaar Arabia and has her artwork sold in New York and Paris by Paper & Cloth Studio and is the founder of Wolf & Rosie hand painted leathers.