Bird began with a kitchen and a blog.
Founder Victoria North worked in food for nearly ten years before she launched Bird Kitchen Clothing.
“When I ran my own cafe,” says Victoria, “I struggled to find the right apparel - I wanted workwear designed for women and I hankered after an apron to actually fit.”
Victoria began a blog to interview other women who, just like her, worked in food.
“It was cathartic at first,” said Victoria, “And I came to understand that as a minority in industry, so many female voices go unheard. I wanted to change that, to create community and celebrate women in and around the world of food.”
Workwear felt like a practical place to start. In 2019, Victoria founded Bird Kitchen Clothing with the help of Welsh designer, Nicola Ridd-Davies. On a mission to shake up kitchen apparel and be inclusive of all women in & around the world of food, Bird created aprons to fit our many shapes and sizes. Bird also introduced the Cook’s Tunic for more informal kitchens and designed Wren Dungarees for bakers and food artisans.
Since then, Bird has gone on to rethink the Kitchen Jacket and now supplies professional chefs, cooks, kitchens and bakeries worldwide. We hope you can become part of our story too.