Quality fabrics have always been known to be expensive, but not at KOTN. This Toronto-based essentials brand is changing the industry, and is now hosting a pop-up in Montreal
Kotn is currently hosting a pop-up shop at 65 Rue Saint Viateur E in Montreal. The shop will be open from April 17-May 14.
If you aren’t familiar with Kotn, the brand was launched in 2015 when founders Mackenzie Yeates, Rami Helali, and Benjamin Sehl had noticed a gap in the marketplace. They noticed high-quality, well-fitting basics weren’t affordable for everyday wear.
Kotn set out to solve this problem, starting first with their Egyptian cotton t-shirt, which has the quality and cut of its designer counterpoints yet is affordable enough for consumers to pick up in multiples. The brand partners directly with Egyptian cotton farmers in the Nile River Delta to keep costs low while helping to revive a struggling agriculture business.
By working directly with cotton farmers, they aim to rebuild the industry. Additionally, the brand also partners with pro-literacy organizations to stop the cycle of child labour in areas where it’s common.
Kotn has a great variety of high quality fabrics, perfect for everyday wear — with different materials, colours, and styles to fit perfectly into your wardrobe. With fabrics made from scratch, Kotn essentials are tailored to fit men and women of all shapes and sizes.
It’s no doubt the brand is taking the essentials industry by storm through its high quality materials, authenticity, and transparency through the creation process. Kotn informs it’s consumers on how fabrics are made, along with additional information on their farms, their factories, and how they’re changing the industry through positively impacting communities by developing child education.
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WHAT: Kotn | Montreal Pop-Up Shop
WHERE: 65 Rue Saint Viateur E, Montréal, QC H2T 1A7
HOURS: Monday-Saturday from 10am-7pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm
WHEN: April 17-May 14
To learn more about Kotn, their looks, and the motives behind the rising brand, visit their website at www.kotn.com
or follow them on instagram @kotn.
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