Kowtow Clothing

Written by Maggie Stoll


Posted on March 11 2021

Founded in 2007 by Gosia Piatek and based in New Zealand, Kowtow is a conscious label with a strong design philosophy and an 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. 

Kowtow collections are entirely made from organic, renewable, biodegradable, and regenerated fibers. Entirely committed to fair trade production, they design with longevity in mind. Kowtow’s cotton is grown from non-genetically modified seeds and organically farmed free of chemicals. Their organic cotton is also processed using Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes which are free from chemicals, toxins and pesticides.

All Kowtow garments are certified by Fair-trade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) with independent audits and accreditation bodies to ensure they are made ethically. Fair trade also empowers farmers to negotiate to secure better prices for their cotton. Kowtow garments are made at SA8000 certified organizations, which holds a standard for clothing manufacturers to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace to ensure fair wages, benefits, and safe environments.

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