Polish born Gosia Piatek launched her New Zealand based label Kowtow in 2007. “The idea came about from having been fed up with fast fashion. I wanted to influence the industry by having a successful business and only using certified fair trade organic cotton – a business with a true point of difference. I want to show all business owners that it is possible to run a profitable business in an ethical manner.” says Gosia. 

All of Kowtow garments are made of 100% certified fair trade organic cotton. Kowtow works to improve working conditions for the people behind their garments, sourcing materials internationally while maintaining the highest standards of employee benefits for all involved in the manufacturing process.  

Kowtow designs are instantly recognizable and consistently true to their own unique style. Effortlessly elegant, cool, casual clothes that form dramatic silhouettes, Kowtow is minimalism perfectly executed. The softness of organic cotton means the clothes also feel incredible against your skin. 

Why we Covet: Seed to Garment Sustainability