A few weeks ago we hosted our first fit clinic with four very gracious volunteers. What did we learn? That every single body is unique, that women with the same measurements didn't necessarily wear the same size, that every fit model's face lit up when they felt good in their clothes. You could see their posture shift, their confidence grow, and that feeling of "hey, I look damn good!" radiating off of them. And that is what we're working towards – that's the power of clothing that finds a home on a body, the power of body positivity in fashion.
With this year's more even keeled pace of creation, our goal is to be intentional about the fit of our clothing across all sizes. We know that it may be nearly impossible to create a product that works for everyone, but boy are we determined to do our very best anyways! To start out, our styles will be offered in sizes 2XS - 4XL (numeric sizes 0 - 20), and you can take a look at our Size Chart and How to Measure Guide in the new "Sizing" section of the website. We encourage you to refer to these charts to find your perfect fit!Shop the Spring Collection
A variation on our much loved Celine Tee, the Cielo Top features the same distinct rib knit and classic silhouette now in a light weight organic cotton and a longer sleeve. We love the simplicity of this piece, the accentuated texture and the comfort of the light weight cotton. Layer it under a jumpsuit, tuck it into a pair of high waisted pants, it's your new base layer and best pal! Plus, this super comfy style fits and flatters a wider range of bodies and we are so excited to offer them in sizes 2XS to 4XL!
Our knitwear is created using both handloom flatbed machines and Shima Seiki whole-garment knitting machines. Both processes create a fully fashioned product, meaning each piece is knit to the exact shape and there is no left over material waste. By creating a high quality garment with impeccable craftsmanship, our hope is that you will keep your Kordal pieces for many years and when it reaches its end of life it can be recycled back into the earth. To increase the lifespan of our knitwear, we offer mending services for all of your Kordal knitwear purchases.
The Everyday Pant
As in: we'll be wearing these pants every day. An update to the much loved Ali Pant, the Alva Pant features a slimmer leg as well as new lengths and added sizes, and now available in Black! The Alva Pant will transition into your wardrobe with ease; get ready to add this baby into your weekly rotation!
Cut from our all time favorite New Denim Workshop canvas this fabric is made from pre and post consumer textile waste, ground back into fiber to spin into new yarns to weave new up-cycled fabrics. These fibers are all natural, compostable and free of chemicals and dyes leaving an overall positive carbon footprint. ♻️Shop the Alva Pant
Muse Series - En Tsao of Even Keel
Produced in small batches here in Brooklyn, NY, Even Keel infuses Eastern Roots with Western Herbs to handcraft a vegan bath & body line with a principal focus on our earth’s natural clays, oils and botanicals. We've stocked Even Keel's candles and soaps since we first opened our Fort Greene shop, and have loved seeing you all interact with their products!
For this series, we had a chat with founder En Tsao to learn a little more about how she got started, what influences her, and how she stays true to her values.
"Initially, Even Keel was inspired by my mom’s herbal concoctions when I was a child and my initial recipes I created had many eastern herbs in it, it was a lot easier when I was frequently visiting Asia in the beginning years. However, I quickly realized a lot of the similar herbs I was sourcing locally came packaged dried and many from unknown sources in China, so I slowly turned my attention to what’s readily available to me here — things I can find wildcrafting while hiking, herbs I can source from reliable places where I know their growing practices are ethical and organic. Hence, Even Keel was inspired by my “eastern roots” and re-worked using “western herbs” - En Tsao
In an effort to do some good, we are now offering reusable Face Mask Sets for personal use in order to help ensure that the highest grade medical masks are reserved for those on the front lines – the doctors, nurses, and medical aids risking their own safety for the safety of others. These masks are made from 100% cotton with our dear friends and longtime partners at The New Denim Project. Their facility in Guatemala allows them to make larger quantities, which means that we'll be able to offer over 3,000 masks! Our initial goal with this project was to provide the public with resources to protect ourselves, but because there are so many communities who are struggling we wanted to take it a step further.
We will be selling masks (sets of 3) for $20 each. We will then use the funds to first pay for manufacturing, packaging and shipping costs, and once that is covered (we'll need approximately 345 sales) we will take the remaining profits and donate them to the Citymeals on Wheels organization. A designated emergency responder for New York City's seniors, Citymeals is delivering 450,000 meals in response to the Coronvirus outbreak.Shop Face Masks
Kordal Studio is a clothing brand that creates quality, responsibly made garments that exemplify the possibilities of sustainable design. All collections are designed and produced in an ethical manner by designing garments that are not trend focused; by using natural, organic, and recycled textiles; and by paying our workers a fair wage.