When these matte labels from Klum House came through the shop, we were stopped in our tracks. There was a bold shape and a ton of information on these labels, plus some really crisp photos of the finished product. Plus we were intrigued by the concept of a do-it-yourself dopp kit for travel, whether it be for ourselves or as a gift for a friend who's regularly on-the-go.
But first, a little about this company. This business was started in 2015 by Dustin Klein and Ellie Lum (Klein + Lum = Klum), a pair of creatives who have built a business around sewing education and a handcrafted goods brand.
In four short years they've moved their studio and focused on their unique sewing workshops rooted in Ellie’s bag making & teaching skills and the shop on their website that has patterns, kits and all sorts of DIY products.
They've turned their space into a welcoming, creative venue, and where as they say: "there’s tea, snacks, music and a tiny dog to sit on your lap and keep you company while you learn to sew." It's a roomy split-level commercial space in Portland, Oregon, where high ceilings and natural light give a sense of possibility. They have room for their sewing equipment and maintain a welcoming, inspiring, and dynamic setting, and people come from all over to experience their classes.
The Maker Kits sold by Klum House require a detailed packaging set up, and the matte labels above help them do just that with custom colorways, product information, and a suggested tools list.
Let's take a closer look at the their label design, which goes perfect with our matte product label option. The satin finish soaks up that big swatch of black and highlights the typography in a contrasting white tone, while the triangular shape frames the high resolution product photos and illustrations. For the Woodland Dopp Kit, the photo really pops off the label, and you can see the product, a boxy zipper pouch that looks durable, water-resistant, and spacious enough to keep all of your personal items organized while traveling.
They have workshops, private lessons, industrial sewing, and online classes, along with their store of products. Give them a look if you're interesting in sewing and learning about making your own gear.