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It all started with a swollen face

and a sewing machine.

Kayla Loken

Founder & Creative Director

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While recovering from just having had my wisdom teeth removed, with two bulky ice packs bandaged around my expanding cheeks, I fell in love with sewing.

From that moment on a fire was lit within me, and I would never see my world the same. 


Fast forward years later and suddenly I woke up in a corporate cubicle, staring at an excel spreadsheet, and trying really hard to be someone I wasn’t. Like REALLY HARD.


But as the years went on, my desire to sew & create continued to grow. And yet I continued to try on different personas and search for that perfect position within the corporate world that would fulfill me. 


Then finally it hit me. I realized that I was never going to find that dream position in the corporate world. I had to create it. 

So with just a small whisper of a belief that it just MIGHT be possible for me to pursue my love for sewing and developing apparel,

I moved to the heart of New York City, studied at Parsons School of Design, and then won a design competition for Innovative Apparel Design that catapulted me head first into the fashion industry. 

I continued to climb the ladder as I worked at sought after fashion brands and yet again, I had that same small whisper of a desire within to start my own business, and live life on my own terms.


So yet again, I quit my stable job at a sought after fashion brand. 


I was so nervous to go off on my own that during my exit interview, I even said to my boss, "If my business doesn't work out, will you take me back?" How sad!


Thankfully I quickly realized that listening to that small whisper within, and betting on myself, was (and still is) the absolute BEST decision I could have ever made.  

Now I'm living my dream life with my dream business

In my first year of business, ​

  • I experienced more freedom than I ever had in my life. (woke up to no alarm, took mid-day work outs, baths, & naps whenever I wanted, had unlimited vacation days, took spontaneous trips, & spent extra time with family & friends, etc).

  • I created my dream products and business.

  • I worked 1 on 1 with inspiring entrepreneurs and actually saw the difference I was making in their lives. 

  • & I made over six figures in the first year, 3X the yearly salary that I was making as a  fashion designer in the heart of New York City. 


In my second year of business I DOUBLED my business revenue, making multiple six figures. 


And now in my third year of business, I’m on track to making $1 million dollars as I help hundreds of new entrepreneurs, just like you, develop high quality apparel and build sought after brands. 


& Trust me when I say, I'm nothing special. 

Anyone with a desire and a whisper for more, can replicate the  same success that I've created. 

I’m just an optimistic girl, originally from Minnesota, with a big dream, and a small belief in myself that encouraged me to take one step forward, and then another step.


Before I knew it I had developed a proven process to help my clients develop businesses of their dreams as well. 

I understand what it's like to have a big dream, and yet feel like its impossible to accomplish. I understand what it's like to feel paralyzed by fear with the deep rooted belief that “it’ll never work for me.” 

But my friend, I have great news for you.


Because your belief of not being capable of the success you desire is 100% FALSE.  You are SO much more capable than you realize.


If I can do it, you can do it too.


& I'm here to hold your hand and help you discover what you're capable of. 

Work with me and I’ll teach you everything that I know, exactly what to do, step by step, to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be.


Why would I giveaway all of my secret success strategies? 


Because I believe that if we all shared our gifts with the world, that it would be a better place.

So let's do this! 

Now is your time to take a small step forward towards your dream.

Click the button below to set up a free 30-minute brand consultation with me today! It'll be fun! 

I also would not be where I am today 

without my partner in crime

& new husband

Chase Loken

Business Operations

Chase has helped to turn ApparelKit into the fun, thriving business it is today! 

A lot of people have great ideas, but figuring out how to organize those ideas and execute them, is the key to success. Chase’s super power is helping our clients develop solid efficiencies within their business, and teaching them how to have fun along the way.


At ApparelKit, Chase has helped to develop tools and resources so that every step, from initial strategy through sampling & selling, is clear. With these tools you won’t waste any time questioning what to do next. You’ll also be rewarded with some fun at every new milestone you hit.

Chase hopes to support every one of our clients through the lessons he’s learned, in order to help create more sustainable businesses that make the world a better place.


When Chase isn’t working you’ll find him surfing, trying new foods, and seeking adventure. 



Schedule a free discovery call with me today!

Your future brand is waiting. 

Your dream is

one click away

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