History

KCA-LAB was founded by three sisters: Kathrin, Charlotte and Amelie in 2016.

The sisters have lived in London, New York, Paris and Hong Kong to study and work. No matter how far they were apart, however, they always stayed closely connected through a deep bond of sisterhood.

After having worked in the fashion industry for many years, they reached a moment of realisation: Their work-life balance had fallen out of balance. Together, the sisters decided to experience the “Ashram Journey” in California – a weeklong retreat dedicated to health, fitness and renewal. Drawing inspiration from what they learned at the Ashram, KCA-Lab is not only athleisure wear but a modern uniform providing the right fit, form and function for an active lifestyle.

Togetherness

The concept of KCA-LAB was born from the idea of what really matters to you: Family, friends, sport, fashion, travel and culture.

The key is to find a balance in life and to give back to your body by making time to be active and to work out together. KCA-LAB was created as a sisterhood for like-minded women around the world.

The co-founders have their own identities, passion and beliefs. Like the elemental powers of wind, fire and water, they can be strong on their own, but they are unstoppable together.

People behind the brand

Three sisters born in Germany: Kathrin, Charlotte and Amelie – KCA

The sisters have lived in London, New York, Paris and Hong Kong to study and work. No matter how far they were apart, however, they always stayed closely connected through a deep bond of sisterhood.

After having worked in the fashion industry for many years, they reached a moment of realisation: Their work-life balance had fallen out of balance. Together, the sisters decided to experience the “Ashram Journey” in California – a weeklong retreat dedicated to health, fitness and renewal.

 

In 2012, they came back with a desire for more: More time with family and friends; more time for the things they loved; more time with the people they loved; more time fashion, sport, travel and inner-city cultural adventures.

 

The concept of KCA-Lab was born from the things in which one can find comfort: Family, friends, sport, fashion, travel and culture. Why should we have to compromise one for the other when we can combine our passions? KCA-Lab was created as a sisterhood for like-minded women. Like the elemental powers of wind, fire and water, they can be strong on their own, but they are unstoppable together.

Kathrin

Fire

“I’d describe myself as thoughtful, visionary and a born leader. Being the eldest I always try my best to be there for my sisters and brother, providing strength for all of us. When working with my two sisters, however, we are all equals, and everyone brings something else to the table. I’m so proud of us and love working with Charlotte and Amelie – founding KCA-LAB together was our best decision.” #StrongOnYourOwn #UnstoppableTogether

Charlotte

Water

“I think of myself as a very balanced and calm person. Out of the three of us, I am the one who always arbitrates any arguments we might have. For me, peace and harmony are very important. I love relaxed walks in the park and chilled out yoga or meditation sessions.”

Amelie

Wind

“I would describe myself as a fresh breeze – sometimes just soft and sweet, but ready to shape up into a real twister at a moment’s notice if necessary. I just love my freedom in every sense. Of the three of us, I’m the voice of the heart and the emotions – it never gets boring with me. And that’s what I expect of my clothes too: be prepared for anything anytime, go wherever the wind blows and follow where your heart takes you. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”