BIRGIT + KENNASo here's our story: We’ve been friends for over fifteen years. For eleven years we worked side-by-side at Roxy, Birgit as the global head of design for footwear and Kenna as the head of marketing, both within the surf lifestyle company Quiksilver. So our worlds intersected often with marketing events, press tours, etc. But it was our common trips to the company restaurant and our love of tuna sandwiches, "have’a" chips, and a slightly unnatural addiction to iced tea that bonded us and from there we grew into tried-and-true friends.
Truth be told, Birgit has been dreaming about designing these shoes since birth (ok, maybe an exaggeration, but it's been a long time). She knew EXACTLY what she wanted to design and what it would look like
And Kenna has a pair of 20 year old Italian leather sandals that she would possibly sell her kidney for (again, an exaggeration but not a big one, she LOVES them). So, to say the least, we are very passionate about leather footwear and we quickly discovered that we both love the same styles and look. The idea was born, and we got to work.