FOUNDED IN 2007 NEW ZEALAND
Created by Gosia Piatek, Kowtow is a conscious label with a strong design philosophy and innate sense of comfort. Described as minimalist and effortless, the Kowtow aesthetic is inspired by Gosia’s interests in art, architecture, culture, craftsmanship, landscapes and her own travels. Their collections are entirely made with sustainably and ethically sourced materials.
With regards to sustainability & transparency, what are your core values that define how your brand operates?
Our core values are to protect the environment & respect the people who make our clothes. Our entire supply chain is certified by non-profit, internationally recognised organisations who audit all materials & processes to ensure sustainable environmental & ethical employment conditions. We believe it is possible to commit to sustainable & ethical production without compromising on design & quality.
With regards to sustainability & transparency, what are the "hot topics" you are currently working on and try to improve yourself on?
We’re really interested in sustainability for the entire life of a garment. Our clothing is designed for longevity using sustainable materials & quality construction methods but we're really excited about working towards a transparent circular economy where we all reduce waste, repair, re/upcycle & reuse.