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Simplicity for the Sake of the Planet

A new delivery from New Zealand brand Kowtow is always a great day at 69b! We love the flawless construction of their apparently simple designs, their chic, pared back design aesthetic, and their approach to creating clothing without doing harm.

Kowtow create every garment from raw organic cotton, with consideration for the fabric weight, weave, shade and overall texture. The attention to detail is clear in the quality and durability of their beautiful clothing. 

Simplicity for the sake of the planet

Kowtow's vision is to create clothing that can return to the earth without harm.

They use Fairtrade organic cotton, a natural mono-fibre, because it's traceable, biodegradable and simpler to break down for recycling.

They are committed to the principles of circular design - reducing waste, making products that last, keeping them in use and regenerating the natural environment at every point in the process.

Kowtow’s certified 100% Fairtrade organic cotton is a natural, biodegradable and renewable resource, grown using non-genetically modified seeds and without harmful chemicals. Small lots of organic cotton are planted alongside food crops to feed farmer communities and promote soil fertility and biodiversity. Crops are rain-fed and hand-picked.

The cotton is processed using Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, free from chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde and aromatic solvents.

Celebrating slow fashion

The journey from seed to garment can't be rushed. It takes more than 18 months to develop a Kowtow collection from initial sketches  to in-store launch. They design every fabric from the yarn and approach each stage of the design process mindfully, working closely with suppliers to create beautifully constructed, considered garments.


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