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.
Constructed from 12.5 oz organic cotton denim, the Kowtow Sailor Jeans are a wide-legged, high-rise jean offering a contemporary take on the classic high-waisted jean. Here in indigo, these jeans also feature contrast topstitching; curved slant pockets at the front; back patch pockets; horizontal yoke on the back; and front nickel-free button closure.
This piece is individually knitted to eliminate yarn waste and dyed with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes. It has been made in a transparent supply chain, with fair trade certified farmers and manufacturers from seed to garment. Finished with OEKO-TEX certified nickel-free tacks made in Germany.
Made from 100% organic cotton.
Model is 175cm and wears size XS.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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