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 Junko Bag combines experimentation with material and shape in order to enliven the humble tote bag. Perhaps the most striking feature of the Junko Bag is its padded construction, lending it a soft, light aesthetic. The wide carry straps, almost longer than the bag itself, imbue the Junko Bag with playfulness. Here in the simple black colourway, the Junko Bag is fully lined and fastened via a nickel-free snap closure.
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. Finished with OEKO-TEX certified nickel-free snap fastenings.
Made from 100% organic cotton.
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