PRESS & MEDIA
Published March 8, 2021
Sundial WLRN "COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Farmworkers Wages, Sustainable Fashion" by Luis Hernandez The pandemic has affected all aspects of the fashion industry from how clothing is created to the outfits we choose to wear. COVID-19 has forced a spotlight on the inequities, racism and lack of environmental consciousness in the fashion world.
We spoke with Joanis Duran, the founder of the local sustainable and ethical fashion brand Kalani and Wolf.
“These huge fashion houses that produce fabric overseas or here locally, whatever they consider no longer wearable or may have a damage, we [Kalani and Wolf] will take those stock fabrics, re-salvage them and turn them into wearable apparel for women. We create masks, headpieces, dresses, and now we're going to be bringing in tops and bottoms,” Duran said. Click to read more and hear the radio interview
Published May 22, 2020
Peta "11 Black Latine-Owned Vegan Businesses to Put on Your Radar" by Elena Waldman Tired of the fashion industry’s relentless exploitation of animals and the environment, Joanis Duran created Kalani and Wolf, a vegan, sustainable accessory business. The company’s items are unique, using upcycled materials for the creation of handmade kimonos, turbans, headbands, crowns, and, more recently, fashionable face masks.
Published May 22, 2020
Peta Latino "11 Compañías Veganas de Personas Negras Latinas que Debes Conocer " escrito por Elena Waldman Cansada de la constante explotación de los animales y del medio ambiente por la industria de la moda, Joanis Duran creó Kalani and Wolf, una compañía de accesorios vegana y sustentable. Los artículos de Kalani and Wolf son exclusivos, ya que usan materiales reciclados para hacer productos a mano como kimonos, turbantes, bandanas, coronas y, recientemente, tapabocas a la moda.
Published May 22, 2020
Y100 "Miami Business Creates Masks Out Of Military Uniforms" by Meag Taylor
Although its Memorial Day Weekend, one local Miami business has created merchandise to honor and help our nation's veterans. As a daughter of a U.S Navy veteran, I know just how complicated it can be for those who served and protected us to get the support they need.
Thankfully, there are people like, Joanis Duran, the Founder and Creative Director at Kalani and Wolf. She is making face masks that are prewashed and handmade from 100% upcycle military uniforms. Not only are the masks beautiful, but proceeds go towards military care packages. Joanis plans to send more than 400 care packages to those who are currently serving and veterans.
Published May, 25, 2020
NBC 6 IN THE MIX "MASK MADE FOR OUR MILITARY" Johanna spoke with one successful businesswoman who has gone beyond to honor those who serve. Click to Watch the interview
Published July 7, 2020
Miami News Times "Here Are Eight Locally Made Facemasks to Help Us All Stay Healthy" by Carolina Del Busto
The local design team behind the Kalani & Wolf brand has shifted from making dreamy kimonos out of sustainable materials to making facemasks from recycled military uniforms. Each cover is handmade in Miami, and a portion of the sales goes toward care packages for veterans. (You also have the option of gifting a mask to a veteran.) Mask options include the U.S. Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines. Kalani & Wolf also sell reusable Pellon filters that you can wash and reuse for up to 30 days. Masks are priced at $13 plus shipping and are available via kalaniandwolf.com.
Published August 12, 2020
"LOCAL FACE MASKS THAT SUPPORT GOOD CAUSES" Kalani & Wolf established a beautiful way to connect veterans and civilians during a pandemic. Each mask honors our soldiers and veterans by keeping their stories alive. The masks are made from upcycled uniforms for Army, Navy, Marines, JROTC and more. A portion of sales will go towards the purchase of Military Care Packages.
Published April 2020
Kalani and Wolf's designs are inspired by women and made by women. Our design process is simple "Quality over quantity." We seek to reduce our environmental footprint by using what's already created by using beautiful deadstock fabric. That means all of our designs are limited edition and one-of-a-kind when possible. Each garment takes approximately 2 weeks to create from scratch. All of our packagings are recyclable, bio-based biodegradable wrap paper, and if you love flowers our hangtags are plantable and after 20 days watch it bloom. All pieces are connected to an organization, which means a portion of your proceeds is donated to a non-profit organization around the world.