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The story behind the name Kester Black

December 14, 2016 1 min read

The name Kester Black was inspired by an idyllic faraway bay in New Zealand

One day Kester Black founder Anna Ross was out boating with friends in the Queen Charlotte Sounds, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. She and her friends discovered a secluded bay, surrounded by lush green New Zealand bush. Here lay, St Kester Bay.

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Upon the shore stood a solitary house, inaccessible by road and completely off the grid. Whilst relaxing on the beach one day, something caught her eye. A rustling in the bush. But all the way out here? It couldn't be she thought. 

But much to her surprise, something really was rustling in the bush! A priest! A priest popped out of the bush, dressed head to toe in black with that recognisable white collar. Not only was there a priest in the bush, but actually there were 9 more where that came from. 10 priests on a bushwalk to be precise. 

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Kester comes from the place St Kester Bay and the word black refers to the rambling gaggle of priests. 

It was a sign from God she thought. 

Pristine, unique and full of colour, St Kester Bay is the perfect namesake for a brand devoted to beautiful design and uncompromising ethical principles.

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