Go Behind The Scenes of KINONA Fabric
Posted on July 09, 2020 at 11:41 AM
There’s countless examples of all the ways women make themselves a little uncomfortable to fit in. “Beauty is pain” might come to mind when you think of stilettos and corsets - and what comes to mind when you think of golf attire? Boxy, boring, and a little...stiff.
You might know that at KINONA, we aim to empower women on and off the course with functional and flattering clothing that makes you feel truly confident. Let’s take a peek behind the scenes to discover how we source quality, sustainable fabric from women-led businesses around the globe.
Have you ever run your hand down a rack of clothing and suddenly touched a piece of clothing that felt different from the rest?
That’s the experience we had the first time we touched a piece of sample fabric from Carvico. Founded in 1962, this women-owned company is named after the village in Italy where it all began. Specializing in stretch warp knitted and circular knitted fabrics for sportswear, beachwear and underwear, we knew Carvico would help us produce quality pieces that empowered women to look good and feel good.
At KINONA, sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Most of our clothing incorporates ECONYL, a regenerated nylon product that helps reduce the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90%. For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL raw material, the company saves 70,000 barrels of crude oil and avoids 57,100 tons of CO2 eq. emissions.
As a brand focused on the empowerment of women everywhere, we made it a priority to source fabric from other women-owned businesses. The president of Carvico, Laura Colnaghi Calissoni, has grown the company to 830 employees and expanded into new markets since taking the reins after her husband, the company’s founder, passed away in 2005.
Traditionally, fabric sourcing has been dominated by men, and we’re invested in advancing the notion that women can run the entire clothing supply chain, from textile manufacturing to the clothing rack.
But don’t take our word for it…
Our fabric is making a difference for women both on and off the course.
"As a fabric artist I'm a huge fan of the fabric. I have 2 pairs of pants that feel like butter. High time women took over golf fashion." - Penny C.
“I can't say enough about how happy I am with my KINONA purchases. The fabric is a delight, holds up to continued wear and launders beautifully, too." - Patty K.
Ready to try our fabric for yourself?
Slide into a pair of our customer favorites, and when you’re ready, we’d love to hear what you think!
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