Fall is around the corner, and with the changing of the season comes one of our favorite times of the year: Gameday! We are so excited to introduce you to our newest collaboration with sailor-sailor to bring you gameday clothing that combines the HONEY + HANK prints you love with the performance fabric and flattering styles of sailor-sailor.
Today we're talking to the women behind the nautical lifestyle brand to learn more about them and what makes our collaboration with sailor-sailor so special.
We love seeing two best friends in business together. How did you meet and when did you decide to start working together?
We met at a trunk show back in 2005 when Kim had started her own belt business and Kimberly, a handbag business. We saw each other at multiple shows, found we had so much in common, and just knew we had to join forces. In 2007 we did just that, and created a line called Just Madras. Just Madras was a line of 100% cotton madras and seersucker accessories, that grew to include women’s and men’s clothing. We started to see the market change, with customers wanting fabrics that could both travel and wear well. With this in mind, in 2014, sailor-sailor was born.
FUN FACTS: Kimberly and Kim have the same initials (KH), their husbands have the same initials (RH) and both have two children, boy and girl.
How would you define the Sailor-Sailor style?
As Connecticut Girls living on the coast, we started developing a vision for a nautical collection that mirrors timeless style made with performance fabrics. From that vision came the lifestyle, nautical brand that can take you from lunch with the girls to cocktails at the country club. Sailor-sailor can be worn out to the beach or sported on the court for your latest match. No matter your plans, sailor-sailor's classic styles and colorful prints will be in your wardrobe for years to come.
We love your easy-to-wear dresses. What was the inspiration behind their design?
Three design inspirations:
- Prints- We design them to be nautical, bold and colorful. We want people to notice you are wearing a sailor-sailor without looking at the label!
- Body styles are very important to us; we have styles that have been in our line for many years. Customers find a body style they love and buy it in several prints!
- MADE IN AMERICA– our fabrics are made in Los Angeles and sewn in New York; we are very proud of that.
Tell us about your design and production process for the new game day collection.
Fall is such an exciting time, especially in the apparel business, and we have wanted to design a larger game day collection for a couple of years. When we discovered our friends at Honey + Hank had great prints with a great story behind them, we approached them to do a collaboration that includes our performance fabric and their prints. We started with seven prints and hope to do more in the future! It has been so fun to work with other female owned brands.
What teams will you be supporting this fall? And more importantly, what will YOU be wearing to show your team pride?
Kimberly will be rooting for her Dallas Cowboys. She wears her Cowboys jersey every game day. Kim is a big Buckeye fan supporting The Ohio State, wearing a vintage OSU sweatshirt and hat to match! Both of us LOVE a good tailgate!!
Click here to check out the full line of the new HONEY + HANK x sailor-sailor Gameday Collection, and don't forget your HONEY + HANK bandana to match!