Meet the Crafters: Kim Munson of Oprhanage Clothing

Crafter Kim Munson is the designer behind Orphanage Clothing. Her clothing designs are putting Halifax on the map as a place to find amazing fashion designers.

What do you make? clothing made from deconstructed garments

What is your process? Buy a tshirt/suit/trenchcoat, tear it apart, trace new pattern, cut, sew, sell.

How long have you been a crafter? Since the Khyber days.- 4 years??

Why do you do what you do? If I didn’t do this I would die.

What is your background/How did you get started? I studied Fashion Design in Toronto at the International Academy of Design and Technology

When you're not selling at Crafters markets, where can I find your work?
Across Canada in fine boutiques, locally at ProSkates on Quinpool, also, personally through the website

How long have you been involved with Halifax Crafters? Since the Khyber days

What makes Halifax Crafters different from other shows? Kitschy, awesome local art,craft. Great handmade stuff. Lots of absurd and weird finds.

What are you excited about seeing at the Holiday market? New vendors

Where do you do your work?
Home studio

What kind of music do you listen to while you work?
Hawksley Workman, Cure, BSS, Judge Judy.

A place you love?

What inspires you?
A Canadian made vintage wool suit.

Something you can't live without?
garlic fingers

An artwork or artist you love?
Geordan Moore

Favourite time of the year?
Fall - when you put away the summer clothes for the more structured items in your closet.

Three things you need in order to create?
a suit, a sewing machine, and Cherry Blasters.

A film or book you love?
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
Movie – Sleepaway Camp

A favourite quote?
“You gain strength and courage by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.” --Eleanor Roosevelt

What's your favourite way to procrastinate?


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