The Kit Review + More Cup of Jo Photos
Last December, I used some Christmas money to try out The Kit. Founder Daniel Vosovic was on Project Runway in its 2nd season. He launched The Kit in 2017.
About The Kit’s Production Model
The Kit is vertically integrated. This means that design, production, and fulfillment are all done in the same facility.
One major positive of vertical integration is that it builds greater accountability into the supply chain, because it’s easier to track materials, labor, and facilities management throughout the process. Another advantage is a reduced carbon footprint since components don’t need to be shipped across the world.
The Kit is also made-to-order, with a 15-25 day production time. And all products are dyed from the same base fabric, reducing fabric waste.
My Review of The Kit
I ordered a few items from The Kit, but only ended up keeping this shirt and one in another style.
The tops I kept are made in a super soft, stretch cotton. I did need to go down a size from the recommended size on the size chart, so I would recommend going with your smaller size in any of their stretch items.
Even though these items are digitally printed, they are pretty color fast and shouldn’t bleed in the wash. I always lay flat to dry to keep them from stretching out.
The price point is reasonable in my book, and the return policy is good, even though items are made-to-order.
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See my Madewell Curvy review for more information about the jeans.
In other news, I have Covid again. As a result, I had to stay home the entire last week of work. This is the third time I’ve had it in a year, so the doctor recommended Paxlovid. I had some Long Covid symptoms the last two times, so I’m hoping this medication will fend them off.
Things have been busy: I was out of town for a couple weekends, my grandpa died 3 weeks ago, we had family in town, and priest life is slightly chaotic, as usual.
I completed my first year of my two-year curacy, which means it’s job application season. Lots to do, lots to discern. While we love Houston, it doesn’t necessarily feel like a long term possibility. We’ll see what doors open for us in the coming months.
Reflections on Blogging
Last but not least, I just made some pretty aggressive changes to the blog template and backend. Google has made some significant algorithm and analytics changes in past months, which has wrecked my page views. Plus, I haven’t been as active on here, so it’s made me want to phase out some of the paid subscriptions that have historically helped me run the site.
It seems like so many of us hit our mid-30s and run out of capacity and interest to keep blogging. I wouldn’t say I’m disinterested, it’s just that the world has changed and I have, too.
It was much easier to blog optimistically ten years ago, when I was young and naive and the world’s problems seemed solvable. The growing urgency of climate change, socio-political horrors in the U.S., and widespread access to (mis)information leave me feeling hopeless so often.
It feels hollow to keep cheerleading sustainable fashion, when it so often feels like my cheerleading has done little to bear out systems change. I’m working to find little glimpses of hope in my personal and spiritual life so that I can actually make claims I believe in.
Hope y’all are well! – Leah