More than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year, and the amount has doubled over the last 20 years. Second to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world.
Excessive consumption puts our planet at risk, polluting our oceans, valleys and forests. Fast fashion doesn’t respect the needs of the modern consumer, nor it respects design practices, production and working conditions. We are dressing for the trends not for our needs. And we all end up looking the same.
KAPEN encourages the consumer to reconsider their needs by offering a sustainable alternative and a functional simplicity. We aim to bring value back to fashion by respecting all the processes.
We envision an industry where consumption is conscious, fabrics are natural, working conditions are fair and clothing is practical and not wasteful.
We work in small collections and we create quality garments, meant to last, that provide comfort and happiness for the people to love and take care of for years to come. Garments that will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, items that will protect you from rain or wind and will help you carry your essentials.
We create what we need.