Women Making History: Una Kim of Keep Company
Keep Company was started in 2005 by Margot Jacobs and Una Kim. The idea had been in the works for years, but finally came together through a solid combination of timing, opportunity, savings, and auspicious astrological forecasts.
Keep Company is based in Los Angeles, California. Margot and Una were crew in New York first, before Margot split to go to Italy and then Sweden. Una lived large in Brooklyn until she left for Northern California in 2003 before finally settling in sunny Los Angeles. Now the ladies have reunited to bring Keep into the world. Keep is a shoe company, a clothing company, an amalgam of interests, a way of being, a force, a language, a family and many other things.
You know we got more on Una and her mold-breaking company, after the jump!
Below, the ladies of Keep tell us what they’re really about:
Our kicks are for ladies, though sometimes our promos are unisex, and plenty of dudes rock our shoes in larger sizes. We work with people we respect, love and who make us laugh. We aim to keep things personal. We do everything the way we think it should be done. We pay attention to details.
We do Keep for all the women who have their game tight, who work hard to make things happen, who spread positivity and energy around them, who take care of their loved ones and most importantly take care of themselves. We make Keep shoes for those women who are tired of clown shoes, too many bells and whistles, and the misappropriation of the color pink.
A view inside Keep headquarters…
FYI: All Keep products are cruelty free…
The Keep Camp…inspiration is everywhere.
Keep model Lizzie grabs a cone in her mid-tops–The Ramos…mmm, yummy shirt!
Keep’s first hi-top style, The Guerra, is for girls and boys!
To support Una and the Keep family or to get Keep shoes of your very own go HERE!
Or stop by the store:
1757 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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