In order to create the lowest impact denim, we aimed to source a material that would use less water, require no chemical treatments, be durable, and ultimately be biodegradable at the end of its life. To check all these boxes we sourced a denim that's 55% Hemp and 45% Organic Cotton.
Hemp, one of our planets oldest textiles dating back to 8,000 BC, is one of our most sustainable fibers; it's easy to grow - requires no irrigation, fertilization, pesticides, herbicides or chemicals. And hemp requires at least 50% less water compared to cotton! On the same amount of land hemp produces 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax. It's also called a "sister plant" meaning it heals the soil between growing other rotation crops.
To complete our low impact journey we had our pieces cut & sewn at local factory in New York's garment district and worked with a dye house in New Jersey to wash our finished garments using an enzyme wash. An enzyme wash is essentially fiber enzymes that “eat away” at the exposed cellulose, loosening some of the azure dye particles and giving the denim a softer hand feel.
"The no pants-pants!"
Who's ready to have fun this summer!? Heyo, we are! And we plan on wearing the Jude Crochet Pants to make our debut! The perfect statement piece for a night out dancing or thrown on after the beach to feel like a real life mermaid. Crocheted from the softest organic cotton yarn with an elastic waist for easy fit and a delicate crochet hem detail for added sweetness.
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
One of the most exciting parts of opening our Fort Greene shop is having the opportunity to support and share the work of other brands with similar values to Kordal.
This spring we're introducing the footwear brand About Arianne; a shoe brand that's been manufacturing in Spain for over ten years. By following no trends and respecting local craftsmanship and the environment, they produce comfortable shoes using the best Spanish materials and leathers.
About Arianne is female and LGBTIQ founded brand; Ariadna Guirado and Ernest Vidal. Back in 2010 they teamed up to create shoes they couldn’t find out there and share their passion for design. Ariadna is in charge of the product design and Ernest is the art director and brand manager. We share different backgrounds but the same love for fashion and shoes.Shop Here
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.