Behind the Design : TIBURON

Posted on May 18 2015

All of our patterns at Kindred Wrap are designed in-house. The process begins with seeking out inspiration, which can come from anything and anywhere (my go to for inspiration is Pinterest, you can check out our pins here.) Tiburon, however is a pattern inspired by one of my favorite movies, the Sound of Music. You know the part:

Captain von Trapp: Is it possible - or could I have just imagined it - have my children by any chance been climbing trees today?

Maria: Yes, Captain.

Captain von Trapp: I see. And where, may I ask, did they get these... ummm...

Maria: Play clothes.

Captain von Trapp: Oh, is that what you call them?

Maria: I made them. From the drapes that used to hang in my bedroom.

Captain von Trapp: Drapes?

Maria: They still have plenty of wear left. The children have been everywhere in them.

Captain von Trapp: Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?

Maria: Mmm-hmmm. And having a marvelous time! Children can’t do all the things they’re supposed to if they have to worry about spoiling their precious clothes.


The pattern on the curtains belongs to a category of Fabric called Damask, it is known for it's embellished, somewhat over the top decadence. The contrast between play clothes and that illustrious pattern always stuck with me. Maria's philosophy seamlessly aligns with our own of enjoying the little moments rather than sweating the little things.

After a dozen sketches and edits, Tiburon was created. The pattern is bold and strong, but also playful and easily lends itself to mix and matching. As much fun as I have developing the patterns, the best part by far is seeing how they are interpreted and styled by you. Lynette B. says, "My husband said it reminds him of "curtains from Gone With The Wind" (in a good way)." While Brittany R. says, "...it reminded me of vintage wallpaper of the best kind. And though the floral pattern gives off a vintage feel, the pop of yellow makes it perfectly modern in every way. I find this color and pattern very easy to fit into my wardrobe which consists of lots of denim, grays, florals and flannels. Don't be afraid to pair this bold wrap with more color and pattern! As long as you use this wrap as the dominant pattern in your outfit, it will only accentuate an ensemble." 


Damask patterns certainly have a vintage feel, because of that it was very important that we select unexpected colors to layer a familiar pattern with a modern and refreshing touch. Tiburon is currently available in Honey and Glacier, with more options to come ;). We hope you enjoy your Tiburon wraps and look forward to seeing how you style yours when you tag us on IG @kindred_wrap or Kindred Wrap on FB! You can also let us know what color you're hoping to see Tiburon in next by using the comment section below! 


We hope that Tiburon inspires you to have fun, let loose, and enjoy the little moments rather than sweating the little things



  • sarah hoffer: May 19, 2015

    Love the story behind this print and that jade/green color is incredible!! Cannot wait for its release to wrap our 2 year old and squish due in July!!

  • Kellen: May 18, 2015

    Love this pattern so much! Beautiful post. ?

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