Kahindo Mateene

Kahindo Mateene

CEO & Creative Director, KAHINDO

Kahindo Mateene is the CEO and Creative Director of the brand, KAHINDO, founded in 2009. She is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. Ms. Mateene was selected to take part in Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator program and was one of the contestants in season 12 of Project Runway.

KAHINDO is a socially conscious womenswear brand that creates vibrant statement pieces that features bold colors and custom prints inspired by the designer’s African heritage and globe- trotting travels. Made for the modern woman, the styles can be easily worn on vacation and transform into closet staples.

KAHINDO supports ethical production and fair trade practices by partnering up with sewing co-ops and artisans in the U.S., Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to create sustainable jobs that pay fair living wages.