Kester Black founder and bosslady Anna Ross was out boating with friends one day in the Queen Charlotte Sound, in New Zealand’s South Island. The group discovered a secret bay which instantly captivated Anna's imagination. She later discovered the magical oasis they'd stumbled across was called St Kester Bay.
Across the bay was a solitary house, inaccessible by road and completely off the grid. Anna later learned this house was owned by a priest (hence the choice of the colour black). “This place is the pinnacle of New Zealand beauty and I wanted my business name to have a tie with where I come from.” says Anna. Pristine, unique and full of colour, St Kester Bay is the perfect namesake for a brand devoted to beautiful design and uncompromising ethical principles.