Kowtow Building Block Drape Dress, Black
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Oversized drape dress. A classic Kowtow Building Block.
- Scoop neckline
- Drop shoulder
- Pleated back panel to create drape & length
- 100% certified fairtrade organic lightweight cotton jersey
Building Blocks are timeless basics designed to be paired with collection pieces or worn as separates.
Our cotton is organically farmed and free from genetically modified seeds to benefit the soil, cotton and farmers. Crops are rain-fed and hand-picked. Organic farming is achieved through companion planting, crop rotation and on-site green waste composting to curb the use of chemicals harmful to farmers and their families.
We have soured a premium merino wool certified by ZQ Merino. The standard ensures growers commit to the highest grade of animal welfare, environmental care and social responsibility.
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 to conserve rainwater, books and clothes for school children, farmer education, training and upgrades.
We work with sustainably recognised accredited suppliers. This is not only for our cotton but also for the trims, labels, tags, packaging, paper and shipping, all the way down to the coffee we drink in the workroom.
Printing & Dyeing
Our ethical organic cotton prints and fabrics use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, which are free from chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde and aromatic solvents. We use GOTS approved washes for our ethical organic cotton garments from lightweight jersey to denim. GOTS ensure sustainable use and treatment of water used in these processes.
Our merino wool is processed and dyed using the Bluesign system, which eliminates harmful substances to ensure an environmentally responsible and safely produced fibre. The Bluesign certification oversees occupational health & safety, water usage and air emissions to create a sustainable product.
All of our garments are made at SA8000 accredited factories in India. Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) is an independent audit which ensures workers receive the following benefits: guaranteed minimum wage, social security fund, pension fund, paid holiday leave, sick pay, medical insurance, subsidised lunches, overtime pay, workplace unions and free transport to their workplace.