For Kowtow, ethical clothing does not simply mean more ethical supply chains, manufacturing, and labour conditions. Rather, such a commitment influences every aspect of the clothes that they make, including their designs. Against false notions of freedom, Kowtow embrace the restrictions of adhering to more ethical modes of design and production. The resulting garments are far from impeded, evincing anything from subtle elegance to structured grandiosity.
In their latest collection, the New Zealand label harness the power of block colours with floral patterns complementing the season’s lively palette. The label’s renowned knits take pride of place in this collection, adding texture and depth. Elsewhere, frills, stripes, and quilting add focal details to understated outerwear pieces and shirts that subtly adjust established shapes.
The Kowtow Lulu Sweater is a classic crewneck sweatshirt with oversized proportions. As we should expect from the New Zealand label, they couldn’t settle for creating an optimally comfortable crewneck sweat. Rather, the label elevates the homely style with structural details, all without sacrificing wearability. This relaxed-fit sweatshirt features pleats at the cuff, which—combined with the raglan sleeve—give the arms a uniquely structured shape. Here in the seasonal mud colourway, the Lulu Sweater also features ribbed cuffs and a crew neckline.
This piece is dyed with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, and made in a transparent supply chain, with fair trade certified farmers and manufacturers from seed to garment.
Made from 100% organic cotton.
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