Essential Crew
Kotn

Essential Crew

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The quintessential year-round wardrobe staple, the Essential Crew is the core to our collection. Slim-fitting through the body, this piece is crafted from our softest and most durable midweight 100% cotton jersey and has been listed as one of the best on the market by the likes of GQ and The Wall Street Journal.

Our signature midweight brushed jersey made of 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton. Ethically made in Egypt using direct-trade practices. Wash cold and lay flat to dry. We suggest sizing up one size if you plan to machine dry.

Sizing

  • Fit: Regular
  • Regular straight fit throughout the torso and sleeves, featuring a crew neck collar and straight hemline. Models are 6ft 1in and wearing a size M.

Chest: Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.
Neck: Measure around the middle of your neck (at the Adam’s apple), keeping tape a bit loose.
Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.



About KOTN

Kotn was born from a desire for good quality, simple essentials that didn’t cost a fortune. In 2014, Ben approached Mackenzie and Rami with the seemingly small problem. Over the next few months, they’d learn about how big of a challenge that desire really was.

Quality essentials, ethically made
from authentic Egyptian cotton.

We focus on one naturally remarkable fibre: our namesake, authentic Egyptian cotton. Grown in only one place in the world — the Nile Delta — Egypt’s “white gold” is finer, softer, and more breathable than any other cotton. Unfortunately, since 2001, there has been a 95% decline in demand from big corporations that opted to go with cheaper options. As a result, millions of farmers, weavers, and craftspeople are struggling to make ends meet.

By working directly with cotton farming families in Egypt, we want to rebuild the industry from the inside. We make our own fabrics from raw cotton bought direct from farmers at guaranteed prices. Like farm-to-table, but for your clothes.

Our cotton is then sent to our cut-and-sew factory outside Alexandria. The responsibly-run operation employs locals, securing their craft and their livelihood. By scrapping the middleman, we’ve ensured a fair wage for them, and an honest price for you.

To stop the cycle of child labour, we’ve also partnered with pro-literacy organizations on the ground in the Nile Delta. In 2017 we completed the funding and construction of our first school, and over Black Friday we raised enough money to fund a second one. Improving the literacy rate for boys and girls in Egypt will help to improve quality of life for the next generation.


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