Kotn is a Canadian environmentally responsible womenswear, menswear, and hometextiles brand. Kotn manufactures slow-fashion and slow-home-textile products that are created in limited seasonless and timeless collections.
Kotn utilizes eco-friendly materials like organic cotton and Lenzing Certified Tencel Lyocel textiles, in notable addition to using exclusively only Oeko-Tex StandardCertified dyes. A substantial number of Kotn’s best selling items are made from 100% organic Egyptian cotton. Kotn’s Egyptian cotton is all hand-harvested. This benefits the environment greatly, by eliminating all CO2 machine-made emissions and placing less considerable stress on the cotton fibers for a lengthier longevity of the textiles and then later the apparel or home textile pieces.
Kotn also sells merchandise carefully made from organic cotton that has been certified by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in Portugal. BCI focuses on employing the most ethical and sustainable approaches to effectively produce and sustainably harvest organic cotton. BCI is cautious of local water usage, promotes environmentally safe crop protection methods, and of course always supports biodiversity. Last but not least, Kotn is a Certified B Corporation. This exceptional certification means that Kotn fulfills the highest criteria of sustainable, environmentally responsible, and social accountability operations that has been double verified by a third independent party.
Kotn obtains their cotton fibers directly from family operated farms in Egypt or Portugal. Through this, the brand is able to ensure direct-trade practices are being used, as well as supporting the livelihoods of over 2,079 small farms directly as of 2021.
Kotn also assists individual farms in setting up Certified Organic farming systems, that promote the well-being of the planet as well as enabling the farmers to upgrade and progressively improve their farms. This intentionally allows the farmers to increase their overall profits and actively participate in determining the future of agriculture.
In regards to their supply-chain management and oversight, Kotn vigilantly monitors all aspects; from regularly visiting the private farms where the raw materials are sustainably harvested to often auditing their factory partners where the final textile products are carefully sewn and packaged. Kotn’s core brand identity is based around having a strong emphasis on transparency and traceability, and they definitely follow through.
Kotn guarantees all of their workers and factory partner workers to be paid a livable wage in a clean and safe work environment. Additionally, Kotn works together with various NGOs in Egypt. Kotn donates funds to farming communities for basic infrastructure needs (such as local roads and electricity), whilealso increasing education possibilities for poverty stricken children by funding schools and educational essentials.
Certifications:B Corp Oeko-Tex
Kotn is not a vegan brand. Kotn sells accessories on their website from the brands Baggu and Veja which use leather materials in their products. However, the majority of Kotn’s womenswear and menswear products are made from vegan friendly cotton (organic Egyptian or organic BCI Certified) or equally vegan suitable Lenzing Certified Tencel Lyocell. Kotn’s bedding textiles are also vegan friendly and made from solely 100% organic Egyptian cotton.
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The brand ships to the following locations: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.
Kotn offers free returns on orders placed from the US and Canada. No returns possible outside of North America. Their return policy is:”We are happy to guarantee a full refund within 30 days from original delivery date (or in-store purchase date) for regular priced items within North America. Canadian orders are delivered with a free shipping return label. All US orders will be issued a free shipping return label upon request.”
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