Kowtow Element Knit Top - Black
A long sleeve rib knit top from Kowtow which has a close fit through the body. It features delicate finishings at the hemline and cuffs. Made from organic cotton.
Fabrication and Certifications:
-Made from certified 100% Fairtrade organic cotton rib knit.
-Organic cotton is a natural, biodegradable and renewable resource grown from non-genetically modified seeds, without harmful chemicals. It requires less water to grow than conventional cotton, and is rain-fed, hand-picked and processed using Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) allowed inks and dyes.
-All of our garments are certified by FLO and made in a traceable supply chain, which works with Fairtrade certified farmers and manufacturers from seed to garment.
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We are engaged with a slow production chain, where our collections take 18 months from design to delivery. This is the basis for our values, to ensure workers rights and environmental protection. Our garments are certified by non-profit, internationally recognised organisations. We support fair wages, no child labor, workers rights, gender equality & grower community.
All of our cotton is certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO). Fair trade empowers farmers to negotiate with buyers to secure better prices for their cotton. Every season, certified farmer groups receive a premium to be spent on community projects such as medical costs, irrigation schemes for conserving rainwater, books and clothes for school children, farmer education, training and upgrades. We pay this premium on every single cotton garment. Since our inception in 2006, we have only ever worked with two manufacturers in India. Over this time, we have built close relationships with them and visit twice a year.
Our manufacturers are SA8000 certified organisations. The SA8000 Standard encourages clothing manufacturers to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. SA8000 organisations are audited by certification bodies accredited by Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS). SA8000 helps ensure the workers at our production facilities receive the following benefits: guaranteed minimum wage, social security fund, pension fund, paid holiday leave, sick pay, medical insurance, subsidised lunches, overtime pay and workplace unions.
Ethical Treatment of Animals
We source local New Zealand mohair, alpaca fleece and wool from farmers who commit to the highest grade of animal welfare, environmental care and social responsibility. This includes commitment to no mulesing.
Want to know more? We understand how tricky online shopping can be...... and what looks great on a size 4, 10 foot amazon lady model doesn’t always convert to real bodies. So what we can offer are some real bodies. We are a small team of mums and a token hot grandma and range from size 6 - 22.
If you're second guessing a fit, one of us will be in your size range and can try it on and send you photos. Let us know what you are looking for in a garment and we can give you direction with cuts and styling to best suit your needs.
Not sure? We don’t want you to be left with anything you don’t 100% love, live in and rave to your friends about. So if it’s not quite right send it back. We will look after you and offer quick exchanges or full refunds for all online purchases. Happy customers mean the world to us.
The struggle: We understand that everybody’s different and we get the battles that go along with finding longer length sleeves and pants for tall ladies. On the shorter side we understand how it is trying to find tops that aren’t too long. We know these struggles well; let us do the ground work for you by providing some curated options for your needs. This is our thing and we love doing it! Please reach out and get in touch, we would love to provide you with real and customised service to save you time and meet your needs.
t: 02 6721 0370
We are also size inclusive, offering embrace/plus size clothing up to size 26 and petite sizes too - XXXS / size 4 in ladies.