The world of KAN
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.
Meet Manuela and Denisa
Connected by our deep curiosity to explore the world and fashion beyond the obvious, we came together to create a brand that makes women feel beautiful, unique and bold.
In our pre-KAN lives, Manuela studied International Business in Amsterdam and Denisa studied Design and Architecture in Florence. After several years of working in creative industries, we chose to leave our safe careers, combine our expertise, and jump into the intriguing world of fashion. Since then, we love being involved in every step of our fashion brand: designing and carefully sourcing the fabrics, producing the garments and overseeing your package and delivery. Every item carries a small piece of our heart and our gratitude to you for being part of our journey.
The time for change is NOW. We know that we are responsible for what we leave behind for both our planet and the generations to come. At KAN we are constantly educating ourselves, learning and improving our processes to minimise our social and environmental impact. We are proud of the progress we have made so far and keep pushing every day to become the most sustainable version of ourselves.
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 recent collection, we use only naturally coloured linen, known for its environmentally friendly features.
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. For example, in spring 2020, 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.