For owner/designer Lindsay Black Mangat, textiles have always been a part of everyday life. Born and raised outside of San Francisco, Lindsay was exposed to design elements from an early age accompanying her mother's explorations into interior design. As a young girl, she modeled for the 80's fashion icon ESPRIT which marked the start of a strong passion and appreciation for fashion, art and design. Through these influences, visual expression has always been at the forefront of her individuality. In her professional career as an advertising executive, she learned that having a strong brand means getting into the hearts and minds of the consumer.
Her extended travels to India, France, Mexico and Australia further broadened her aesthetic palate. She has seen firsthand how a spectrum of rich colors and textures impact cultures, societies and individuals. As mother of two young boys, Lindsay wanted to find a way to make her mark on her boys by teaching them that color and confidence go hand in hand.
Black Kite is an expression of these influences and experiences created to inspire boys to express their creativity, individuality and their confidence, ultimately allowing their character to "Take Flight."
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