Meet the founder
At KAN, we believe you find magic in unexpected places. Our story begins in Mexico City and lives on in Europe and beyond. Being exposed to Mexico’s gifted artists and artisans grounded our vision for KAN. Their fearless use of colour, blending fascinating patterns with motives from the natural world, inspired us to do what we’ve always dreamt of: to design unique ready-to-wear garments, made with love of culture, people and our world.
Blessed with the unforgettable experience Mexico has given us, we then set to pursue a new chapter in our brand’s existence and relocated to Europe. Here we started experimenting with new designs and natural materials, sourcing our fabrics from sustainable local suppliers and becoming more socially and environmentally conscious than ever before.
We take care of each other
Since the beginning of KAN, we have worked closely with the amazing people who make our garments. Employing only fairly paid labour has always been of paramount importance to us. Our production partners are located in Europe, and we make sure they have safe working conditions and a healthy balance between their lives inside and outside the ateliers.
We embrace the environment
Our materials are predominantly natural and, to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible, we source from and manufacture with verified suppliers in Europe. Our suppliers are committed to reduce their energy and water consumption at every stage of the production cycle. For our spring-summer collections, we predominantly use naturally coloured linen, known for its environmentally friendly features. For autumn-winters, we include organic wools, carefully harvested in consideration of the sheep’s wellbeing.
We reuse already existing
Each garment is produced with love and thoughtfulness, so we carefully take into consideration that we leave no dead stock behind. We are dedicated to reuse, recycle, reinvent and reimagine. As an example, during spring-summer season, we cropped hand-embroideries from unsold inventory and sewed them onto cotton t-shirts, as part of a very unique capsule collection. All waste papers and plastics from manufacturing are recycled.
It is only the beginning of our sustainability journey
We are aware of our social and environmental responsibility and keep educating and challenging ourselves to set the bar higher with each collection we create. At all times we want to be honest with our customers, partners and ourselves. Above all, through our garments and through our endeavours, we want to empower you in your own journey to become the most conscious version of yourself.
AUTUMN-WINTER 2021/22 COLLECTION
Awaken your senses and breathe in the crisp autumn morning air. Gently touch nature’s mesmerizing textures and hear the herds of sheep as they roam the land. Observe Earth’s infinite wisdom unfold before your very eyes. To live in harmony with nature and all its living beings is to be One with your true self.
For our fall-winter 2021/22 collection - One - we continue on our journey to design unique and sustainable chic garments made from the best organic fabrics that Europe has to offer.
Enter a universe of enveloping designs in earthy tones of forest greens, soothing ochres, natural beiges, deep blues and snowy whites. Discover inspiring dresses with billowy sleeves, playsuits embellished with glowing details and ultra-soft coats and vests.
Garments are ethically made in Europe from certified organic fabrics and lined with cupro, a fully biodegradable recycled cotton. Two exclusive styles, out of a collection of forty-four, are crafted from a very limited annual selection of rare organic wool, which is carefully harvested in consideration of the sheep’s wellbeing and natural rhythm.
Our beautiful designs and the unforgettable touch of organic fabrics are your perfect enhancements for crisp autumn and winter days. Wear One by KAN and be carried away by the essence of sustainable chic.
Manuela van Vloten-Sabarez
Founder and Designer