KAYLL is a fusion of designer Jessica Kayll's love of travel with her hand-painted textile design. Jessica found it difficult to find resortwear that was modest, timeless, and beautifully made, so KAYLL was created.

      Carefully working with a tailor for months to create the most flattering silhouettes for every woman’s shape, Jessica designed and launched a collection of 12 silk robes and coverups inspired by the shape of Japanese kimonos, with every detail carefully considered and perfected. Demand for KAYLL's intricate prints has seen the brand expand into sustainably made swimwear and ready-to-wear in 2023.

      With a degree in Fashion Textile Design from the University of Brighton, British designer Jessica Kayll worked in London and Paris for brands including Alexander McQueen, Erdem and John Galliano as a textile designer, specialising in hand-painted prints.

      "They are committed to slow-fashion and ethical, sustainable production."

      The process

      All of KAYLL’s prints are painted by Jessica in her London studio. They take months of painting and design development before being finalised.

      Initially starting with pencil drawings, Jessica then hand-painted KAYLL’s prints using acrylic paint before scanning her artworks and creating the final placement on each garment.

      Next, we digitally print onto 100% silk using a UK print company using only azo-free dyes, we make all of our garments in the UK, at a highly skilled specialist London atelier.

      All our garments are 100% silk and are made in the UK at our London manufacturer. We work with a manufacturer that prides itself on its ethics and exceptional attention to detail.

      Producing our garments near our studio allows us to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum, have a close relationship with our manufacturer, and closely oversee production.

      By carefully planning our approach, our manufacturer controls the production so that almost zero materials are rejected. By using renewable energy, paying a fair, living wage to all workers, and only working with suppliers that use eco-friendly packaging, we are delighted to be producing our garments in a way that is paving the way for slow-fashion and sustainable production at the highest possible quality.