Who Is Ev?
Evelyn Garlaounis, mum and the founder and owner of kalòn sneakers, she has been an active sneaker lover for years changed her passion for buying sneakers to fill the gap in the Australian market by creating sneakers which are stylish, affordable, functional and are not stereotyped by gender. Ev started out as a check-out chick at a major supermarket chain to support her sneaker habit at age 14 9Months, by the time she was 17 she finished school and went straight into the work force, floating between jobs that ranged from working with the department of justice to superannuation to loss prevention roles. Along the journey there was always something missing, it certainly wasn’t her sneaker collection, it was passion for her work. Fast forward a few years and her burning desire to create her own branded sneaker has finally come to life, Evelyn decided to sell her sneaker collection and invest every dollar she had into her Kalon vision.
Despite all the ‘it’ll never work’ and ‘no one will buy them’ comments Ev pushed ahead because she believed in her dream of creating an Australian Lifestyle label. She put everything she has into kalòn sneakers, so whilst launching kalòn sneakers she was busy adjusting to life as a new mum juggling the demands of a 5-week-old. She is very proud to have finally launched her own Label which she kicked off with the Original Range, available in two colours Evelyn designs all her work from scratch and these were years in the making. Kalòn sneakers is Ev's passion, and as she so perfectly puts it ‘find your rhythm, find your purpose. Let that purpose consume you’.Evelyn promises to always design quality products for anyone to wear, her dream it to one day bring sneaker manufacturing back to Australia, to be the only Australian sneaker label to be designed and made right here is what she is working towards.