“I never get tired of Sewing in my Label!”
Words spoken by the owner and designer for Kimimila New York, Cathy Huber. Cathy has been sewing most of her life and made the decision that it was time to take her talents to the next level and design clothing for our little ones. Sewing fills a need for Cathy and using sewing as her creative outlet was a natural thing for her to do.
Cathy graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Home Economics with the focus of Textiles and Clothing. She tossed around the idea of making children’s clothing after the passing of her husband, whom had always encouraged her to follow her heart. The label and logo Cathy created has a very special meaning to her as the word ‘Kimimila’ is the Lakotah Sioux word for Butterfly. Having grown up in Southern Minnesota, the Lakotah territory, she always felt a connection to the Native American culture there. Couple that with her unique experiences surrounding butterflies after she lost her husband, Peter; a perfect fit was founded, and so now we have Kimimila New York.
Cathy’s goal for Kimimila can be summed up with one word. Philanthropy. Cathy being inspired by her husbands fight with cancer, chose to support the fight against pediatric cancer. This was a perfect fit for her talent and her drive to help others through the journey she found herself in and survived through. It truly is the cause nearest and dearest to her heart; and as she is sewing children’s clothing, she felt pediatric cancer would be the most appropriate and the most in need because of research being so underfunded. After years of volunteering and meeting many brave children, she is happy to donate 50% of her Kimimila sales to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, in honor of one strong young lady who lost her battle after 12 years. This campaign was for one portion of her year, with the following campaign offering the same to the Cycle for Survival – Team Peter fund.
QUOTE FROM CATHY:
Working with the folks at Linx was fantastic. They were so professional, speedy and amazingly helpful. I sent them a copy of my file and they had a proof back to me within a very short period of time. If I remember right, it was the same afternoon! I remember being SO surprised and amazed. I needed some changes and adjustments made and there was never any hesitation on their part to make it perfect for me. After I approved the final sample, I received my BEAUTIFUL labels in a very short time. The labels are really special and make my garments look so professional. I get so many compliments on them. I will recommend Linx to everyone and definitely return for more.
ABOUT THE LABEL
This woven label is as precious as the clothes sewn by Cathy. This is considered an end-fold label, as the sides turn in for a nice edge. With our quantities kept with low minimums and are ability to add up to 8 thread colors in our woven labels, this is a great example of the detail you can have with your custom woven label. It took us a few tries to get this to be exactly what Cathy had in mind for her line of clothing. We enjoy helping the customer through adjustments, text, colors and patterns to bringing their vision to life.
Please contact us at any time if you need help with a project similar to this one. This is what we enjoy doing; helping you bring your vision to final production to capture the image you want for your company.