WHO WE ARE
Promoting Slow Fashion - Connecting Cultures
“Slow fashion is about choice, information, cultural diversity, identity, as well as balance, durability and long-term quality products. Slow fashion is about designing, producing, consuming and living better.
Slow is not the opposite of fast. There is no dualism but a different approach in which designers, buyers, retailers and consumers are more aware of the fashion impact on workers, communities, and ecosystem.” — Kate Fletcher, coining the term “slow fashion” in 2007.
With the average lifetime for an item of clothing in the UK estimated to be 2.2 years, it’s clear that our throwaway attitudes to clothing and the poor quality of many cheap fast fashion brands aren’t helping the situation.
It’s possible to invest in pieces that last and that enable a slower lifestyle. It’s possible to support ethical and sustainable brands and designers, and it’s possible to take care of clothing, recycle it effectively and look good without feeling guilty. Remove throwaway fashion from ethically and sustainably dubious brands and you remove pollution, ocean deterioration, human rights abuses and poverty from the equation
We do not believe that "more, faster and cheaper are better" and while this may go against current societal norms, our brand is about about creating and consuming with integrity. It is about connecting environmental awareness and social responsibility, with the pleasure of wearing beautiful, well-made, and lasting clothing
Imagine the alluring combination of colours, patterns, threads, and traditional symbols. The result is truly breath-taking, but what’s even more special are the talented people who create these pieces. Khione Clothing brings talented artisans together and promotes their sustainable products in order to keep their traditions alive through their independent creations.
SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT MANUFACTURERS
We pride ourselves in working with independent manufacturers around the world
Small batch clothing production is a craft as old as time. For centuries, fashion artisans have cooked up, assembled, and delivered quality handmade clothes and other products from their homes and from the factory floors of family-owned clothing manufacturers.
The carefully curated pieces you see at Khione Clothing come from independent artisans and manufacturers that are
* Home to the highest quality fashion production *
*Classrooms of skills passed generation to generation *
* Ultimate breeding grounds for innovation & creativity *