Kowtow sees clothing as a pathway to a more conscientious planet. Originating from New Zealand and founded by Gosia Piatek in 2006, their garments proudly come from 100% certified Fairtrade cotton, meticulously monitored from seed to the finished product.
Embracing circular design principles, Kowtow is dedicated to:
- Minimizing waste.
- Crafting enduring products.
- Ensuring product utility and prolonging their lifecycle.
- Continuously nurturing the natural environment throughout the production process.
Transparency remains at the heart of Kowtow. They’re fervently open about all facets of their operations, ranging from sourcing materials to safeguarding the well-being of individuals in their supply chain. The brand envisions a workplace that fosters potential and inclusivity, embodying diversity at every level.
One standout initiative is their Repair Program. Kowtow believes that beloved clothes should span a lifetime. To this end, every garment they sell has an embedded promise: a free repair to enhance its longevity. Since 2018, this initiative in New Zealand has rejuvenated over 1000 garments. And now, Australians too can avail this service here, thanks to a collaboration with Melbourne’s The Social Studio.