Kylee Barnard botanically hand-dyes silk as a self-soother for stress and anxiety to empower women in the workplace.

When Kylee was young, she had a habit of rubbing a silk blanket on her face to ease her anxious mind. Her whole life she wanted to be known as a woman that embodied love, strength and happiness, but her anxiety was gripping her. She started to observe her behaviors, learned her triggers and what helped her cope. Recalling the comfort she felt from her silk trimmed blanket as a baby, she then utilized her passion for self-expression and color theory to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace.

www.silkdiaries.co


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Image by Valerie Thompson.

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Image by Anna Criswell.

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Behind the scenes of my CBS We Are Austin segment.

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Image by Ellen Bruxvoort.

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Image of Broad Studios by Ellen Bruxvoort.

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Image by Anna Criswell.

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Image by Anna Criswell.

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Pop-up shop at Madewell Commons.

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Image by Eric Morales for EASTside magazine.

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Image by Anna Criswell.

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Image by Anna Criswell.

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Image by Eric Morales for EASTside magazine.

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Image by Anna Criswell.

 Broad Studios panel at Madewell Commons.

Broad Studios panel at Madewell Commons.


Role

 

Press

Creative Direction, Brand System, Packaging (Shipping + Retail), Web Design, App Design, Marketing.

Renegade Craft Fair, CBS We Are Austin, EASTside Magazine, Movers and Makers, Dom Johnson, Slow North, Austin Curbed, Design Crush

Owner + Founder. 2017.