Kowtow — A Deep Respect for Sustainability
Kowtow — A Deep Respect for Sustainability

Since the New Zealand-based label’s inception in 2006 their purpose has been centred around prioritising people and the planet, reflecting the core definition of the label’s name “Kowtow”, a Chinese word that represents deep respect. Kowtow collaborates with a Fairtrade certified supply chain to create garments that represent an ethically driven change within the fashion industry. Their sustainability purpose has materialised into achieving B Corp status, this is a certification granted from non-profit organisation B Lab. To become a B Corp certified, businesses must undergo a vigorous assessment that measures ethical impact across five key areas: governance, environment, customers, workers, and community. For over 17 years Kowtow has been working to completely remove plastic from clothing to ensure that all garments can break down naturally. With such a clear and consistent vision, this ethically founded label is setting the stage for other labels to adopt similar sustainability practices.


This season Kowtow focuses on creating high quality garments in both natural muted hues and pops of bright colour. A summer staple, the Dusk Slip Dress arrives in a noticeably flowy silhouette, fabric is painted in an asymmetrical balanced check for the purpose of evoking the feeling of lying in a field of wildflowers. All knitwear is individually knitted from yarn to garment, rather than cut from rolls of pre-made material. Thus, indicating that waste is reduced in the production process and to landfill. With the firm belief that designers are accountable for the entire lifetime of a garment, longevity and versatility are two clear principles that are always at the core of Kowtow’s seasonal collections.

Kowtow AW23 available online and in-stores now!











Kowtow AW23 available online and in-stores now!



Artisan Track Short-Black
Space AvailableArtisan Track Short-Black
$190
Bitten Hanger - Blue
Space AvailableBitten Hanger - Blue
$80
Rituals T-Blue
Space AvailableRituals T-Blue
$150
System Dynamics T-Black
Space AvailableSystem Dynamics T-Black
$130
Mini Globo - White
Paloma WoolMini Globo - White
$440
Recycling Machine T-White
Space AvailableRecycling Machine T-White
$180
Ponsa - White / Multi
Paloma WoolPonsa - White / Multi
$340
Sombrita - Yellow
Paloma WoolSombrita - Yellow
$230
Fortunata - Ecru
Paloma WoolFortunata - Ecru
$530
Ocean Cap Bottle-Blue
Space AvailableOcean Cap Bottle-Blue
$90
Bonaire - Indigo / Denim
Paloma WoolBonaire - Indigo / Denim
$365
Clouded Desk Tray-Blue
Space AvailableClouded Desk Tray-Blue
$90
Querida - Gold
Paloma WoolQuerida - Gold
$510
Clouded Desk Tray-Orange
Space AvailableClouded Desk Tray-Orange
$90
Morris - Navy
Paloma WoolMorris - Navy
$290
Shirt Radical Fungi - Natural
Space AvailableShirt Radical Fungi - Natural
$290
Ocean Cap Bottle-Orange
Space AvailableOcean Cap Bottle-Orange
$90
Querida - Khaki
Paloma WoolQuerida - Khaki
$510
Inner Space Plant Jacket-Grey
Space AvailableInner Space Plant Jacket-Grey
$350