The Kindred Clothing Co. is a design studio located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Their studio/boutique is the headquarters for their premier line, Little & Lively, a clothing line offering high-quality, stylish garments for you and your little darlings. They offer fashion-conscious, functional pieces that coordinate for subtly complimentary and totally matching 'mommy & me' looks. 

They make clothes for all the messes, embraces, games, practices, tantrums, coffee dates, shopping trips, daycare days, playground outings and random experiences of everyday life. 

The Kindred Clothing Co. was literally and figuratively built around the concept of family. Since they launched their main clothing line, Little & Lively, about two years ago, they have been a family-run business, creating clothing with family life in mind. 

Carmen West is the designer behind the brand Little & Lively and the owner of this company. She and her husband Jordan are the dream team behind this business. They have two daughters, Daphne and Wynnie. And she started making baby clothes when Daphne was just a baby. She had been hunting for locally-made baby leggings that had adequate room for cloth diapers. When she wasn't finding what she wanted, she decided to create her own. Over the course of the last couple of years, each of her carefully crafted designs have been born out of her determination to find something perfectly suited for a specific function or style. Everything they offer is made locally, right  in Abbotsford, their hometown. 

They source material from ethical factories, manufacture locally, set narrow price margins, manage their resources and space efficiently—and share their entire process with their costumers transparently. 

With part of the proceeds from their sales, they support organizations such as Plan International's: Because I am a Girl campaign, and Youth Unlimited's Young Families Initiative.  These organizations are carrying out work that aligns with their vision of a kinder and more just world. 

The Kindred Clothing Co. is the kind of brand that we at LQ can get behind. Any one who knows us, knows that we are all for family run, small town business! And believe us when we say all our Little and Lively selections are mucho comfortable, and oh so soft! The Peace Sign Tee didn't even last a day! Shop Little and Lively with us now. Watch for other selections coming soon!

Written by Faith Farrell

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