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 Henri Crew is a relaxed-fit crew neck jumper crafted from organic cotton rib knit. Here in the seasonal 'acid yellow' colourway, the real artisanship of this lively knit sweater is in the details. Rather than the consistent vertical lines of traditional rib knit, this sweater creates a geometric, textured panel-like effect across the garment via contrasting directional lines in the rib knit. This crew neck jumper also features wide ribbing at the cuffs, bottom hem, and 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.
Model is 175cm and wears size XS