This past season we asked our partners in Guatemala to save all of the fabric scraps from our quilted jackets and pants to give new life to a special project! Our incredible production manager Rosa worked with a local seamstress named Sandra to create patchwork panels which were then quilted and re-sewn, resulting in our first Zero-Waste Patchwork Quilted Jacket! While we are calling this our "Zero-Waste" jacket, we want to be clear that this is still a work in progress. Not all of our scraps have found a home, but we will continue to incorporate zero-waste practices into our design and production processes. These are just the first steps on our journey to circular design!
En Tsao ~ Maker/Founder, Brooklyn, NY.
For our Muse series we'll be taking time to catch up with people who inspire us daily through their artwork, music, entrepreneurship, activism, design, etc. They are the movers and shakers of our time and are setting the bar high with their unique voice and vision.
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.
As Kordal has grown and expanded over the years, it has been such a joy to explore the role that woven garments play in the brand. Sustainable principals are more naturally built into the way knitwear is produced, but with wovens it can get a little dicey if you're not diligent. That's why we're so excited to share the process with you this time around!