When KK was 10 years old, she invented Wristies: Fingerless gloves made with Polartec fleece designed to keep snow out of your sleeves. What started as a classic New England product later turned into a grassroots business, and everyone seemed to take notice of the brilliant mother/daughter entrepreneurial duo behind Wristies. They even made appearances on Oprah and the Today Show. But the most prestigious recognition of all came in 2000 when KK won the Polartec Apex Award for her innovative design with Polartec fleece.
However, even a budding career as a kid boss couldn’t keep KK in one place. A world-class climber (having competed with the US Climbing Team at the World Cup in Imst, Austria), KK went about traveling the world after graduating from Southern New Hampshire University. It wasn’t until coming back to the business 16 years later that she saw the extent fabric would play in her future.