Kylee Barnard is the designer and natural dyer behind Silk Diaries.
Kylee received a BFA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design and soon after started her first corporate job as a visual designer at IBM. She quickly found herself feeling beat down by her anxiety and imposter syndrome, which ultimately smothered her self-confidence and drowned her spirit in self-doubt.
Recalling the comfort she felt from her silk trimmed blanket as a baby, she utilized her passion for self-expression and color theory to create a brand of silk products that shine light on the issues women face in the workplace. Silk is pound-for-pound tensile strength greater than industrial steel and is representative of the unparalleled strength and softness that exists in the femininity of woman-kind.
Kylee works only in natural dyes such as flowers, plants, fruits, tree barks, and roots, while seeking to utilize her food waste as much as possible. She also re-purposes event botanicals to craft memorable heirlooms–whether they’re from a wedding, a birthday, or an anniversary, the sky is the limit.