Kordal Knitwear

Kordal Knitwear
Based in Brooklyn, designer Mandy Kordal first discovered she was passionate about knitwear after working for ready to wear designers such as Doo.Ri, Travota and J. Crew. Now at the helm of her own collection, Mandy's mission is to create garments in an ethical manner by paying their workers a fair wage, designing garments that are not trend focused, and using natural fibers when possible. They produce 80% of their garments in NYC with experienced knitters who work with both handloom machines and Shima Seki whole garment knitting machines. Both processes create a fully fashioned product, meaning there's no left over materials. Any left over yarns from previous seasons are recycled into other projects or donated to non-profits such as the Textile Arts Center.

THEIR MANUFACTURERS

All of Kordal's manufacturing is done in Brooklyn NY at the BF+DA. By producing locally, they are able to reduce their impact on the environment and create more jobs in NYC. And for the past two seasons, Kordal has formed a relationship with a women-run business based in Lima, Peru to create their Alpaca sweaters and accessories. These women are experts in their field and know how to create high quality garments using their native alpaca fibers. These pieces are made with the utmost care on handloom knitting machines.
Kordal believes in creating garments that will inspire creativity and promote wearability. Their inspiration comes first and foremost from the fiber and texture of the yarn. Their belief is that a well-designed, long lasting garment is an important component of sustainable fashion.

THEIR TEXTILES

WOOL / Kordal uses wool for many of their garments and source it from a variety of mills, such as the Imperial Stock Ranch, based in Maupin, Oregon. Once a year, this mill harvests the soft, white wool from sheep and transforms this naturally renewable resource into a variety of fibers and yarns. All of their wool is specially milled without harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures, leaving it comfortable, soft and pure.
COTTON / Kordal sources a 100% combed cotton yarn that is organically grown by independent farmers working in rural India under the tutelage of a Swiss enterprise that guarantees the farmers not only a market for their bounty, but a premium price that helps pay for structural, educational and vocational improvements to their communities. The yarn is shipped to Europe where it is dyed according to strict EU ecological standards.
ALPACA / Alpaca is a soft, silky and durable fibers with unique thermal properties that is known to be low impact on the environment. Kordal sources their Alpaca fibers from Inca Tops, which has been awarded the Oeko-Tex certificate for commitment to the natural environment.


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Celeste Cardigan

Kordal Knitwear
SIZES: S, M
265.99 CAD
Ultra comfortable oversized knit cardigan that falls just above the knee. Perfect for layering. Features deep patch pockets and elbow length sleeves. Cocoon silhouette.  Mindfully knit with the upmost care on handloom knitting machines by artisans based in Lima, Peru. Also comes in cocoa. Worn with the Veja black Esplar LT sneakers and Kordal Knitwear Sadie jumpsuit. CAREDry clean or carefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 50% alpaca, 50% eco Peruvian highland wool. ALPACA / Alpaca is soft, wrinkle/flame-resistant and durable fiber with unique thermal properties due to microscopic air bubbles found inside the hairs. These bubbles allow the wearer to "breathe" through the fibers on hot days, as well as retain body heat in cold temperatures. Alpaca sheep also don't require insecticides to be injected into their fleece, don't require antibiotic treatments, don't eat too much, and are fairly self-sufficient, making them much more environmentally friendly...
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Cocoa Eleanor Tank

Kordal Knitwear
SIZES: S
142.99 CAD
Chunky knit sweater tank in a rich cocoa brown colour. Features a rounded neck and oversized arm holes. Perfect for layering or wearing alone. Relaxed fit. Mindfully knit with the upmost care on handloom knitting machines by artisans based in Lima, Peru. Also comes in Ivory. Worn with the Kordal Knitwear sand Isabel pants. CARECarefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 50% alpaca, 50% eco Peruvian highland wool. ALPACA / Alpaca is soft, wrinkle/flame-resistant and durable fiber with unique thermal properties due to microscopic air bubbles found inside the hairs. These bubbles allow the wearer to "breathe" through the fibers on hot days, as well as retain body heat in cold temperatures. Alpaca sheep also don't require insecticides to be injected into their fleece, don't require antibiotic treatments, don't eat too much, and are fairly self-sufficient, making them much more environmentally friendly than their goat friends. Additionally, Kordal sources...
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Dark Grey Evelyn Sweater

Kordal Knitwear
SIZES: S, M
252.99 CAD
The perfect transition sweater in dark grey that's not too heavy and can be easily layered with other pieces. Features two front panels that can be buttoned at front, tied or draped across and secured with a button at the side seam. Mindfully knit with the upmost care on handloom knitting machines by artisans based in Lima, Peru. Also comes in sand. Worn with the Kordal Knitwear Isabel pant in dark grey. CARECarefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 65% baby alpaca, 35% linen. ALPACA / Alpaca is soft, wrinkle/flame-resistant and durable fiber with unique thermal properties due to microscopic air bubbles found inside the hairs. These bubbles allow the wearer to "breathe" through the fibers on hot days, as well as retain body heat in cold temperatures. Alpaca sheep also don't require insecticides to be injected into their fleece, don't require antibiotic treatments, don't eat too much,...
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Dark Grey Isabel Pant

Kordal Knitwear
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Easy and comfortable knit trousers in dark grey featuring an elastic waistband. Loose fit with cropped and slightly flared hems. Mindfully knit with the upmost care on handloom knitting machines by artisans based in Lima, Peru. Also comes in sand. Worn with the Kordal Knitwear sand Isabel pants. CARECarefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 65% baby alpaca, 35% linen. ALPACA / Alpaca is soft, wrinkle/flame-resistant and durable fiber with unique thermal properties due to microscopic air bubbles found inside the hairs. These bubbles allow the wearer to "breathe" through the fibers on hot days, as well as retain body heat in cold temperatures. Alpaca sheep also don't require insecticides to be injected into their fleece, don't require antibiotic treatments, don't eat too much, and are fairly self-sufficient, making them much more environmentally friendly than their goat friends. Additionally, Kordal sources their Alpaca fibers from a mill called Inca Tops,...
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Ivory Eleanor Tank

Kordal Knitwear
SIZES: S, M
142.99 CAD
Chunky knit sweater tank in ivory. Features a rounded neck and oversized arm holes. Perfect for layering or wearing alone. Relaxed fit. Mindfully knit with the upmost care on handloom knitting machines by artisans based in Lima, Peru. Also comes in cocoa. Worn with the Kordal Knitwear sand Isabel pants. CARECarefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 50% alpaca, 50% eco Peruvian highland wool. ALPACA / Alpaca is soft, wrinkle/flame-resistant and durable fiber with unique thermal properties due to microscopic air bubbles found inside the hairs. These bubbles allow the wearer to "breathe" through the fibers on hot days, as well as retain body heat in cold temperatures. Alpaca sheep also don't require insecticides to be injected into their fleece, don't require antibiotic treatments, don't eat too much, and are fairly self-sufficient, making them much more environmentally friendly than their goat friends. Additionally, Kordal sources their Alpaca fibers from...
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Knit Jumpsuit

Kordal Knitwear
SIZES: S
151.99 CAD
Combination navy and grey knit jumpsuit with racerback detailing and cropped pants. Hand knit via small-scale domestic production in the U.S. to promote green manufacturing practices. CAREHand wash only. MATERIAL 80% cotton, 20% linen FITAlyssa is wearing the S. Hips fit tight.  MODEL MEASUREMENTSAlyssa is 5'6", 31" bust, 26" waist, 35.5" hips. Kordal's Standards     
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Mauve Nora Scarf

Kordal Knitwear
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The perfect weighted, oversized mauve scarf that drapes beautifully to keep you warm during the winter. Inspired by ancient textiles, particularly early weavings. To create this pattern, a jacquard knit was used, meaning you see one pattern on the front and a birdseye pattern on the back! Mindfully hand knit domestically in the USA in collaboration with handloom knitters (which means that each piece is knit to the correct shape and there is zero waste). All manufacturers are paid a fair and ethical wage. Worn with the Kordal Knitwear sadie jumpsuit. CARECarefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 100% alpaca yarn. WOOL / Kordal sources their wool from a variety of mills in the USA, and makes sure to use wool that is specially milled without harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures, leaving the wool comfortable, soft and pure.    Kordal's Standards      
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Owyn Sweater

Kordal Knitwear
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Ultra soft black knit turtleneck sweater with long sleeves, ribbed hems and crossover pleats that can be worn at the front or back. Hand knit via small-scale domestic production in the U.S. using soft yarns made from natural fibers. Styled with Kordal Knitwear jumpsuit. CAREDry clean only.  MATERIAL 100% wool. FITAlyssa is wearing the S. MODEL MEASUREMENTSAlyssa is 5'6", 31" bust, 26" waist, 35.5" hips. Kordal's Standards     
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Sadie Jumpsuit

Kordal Knitwear
SIZES: S, M
317.99 CAD
Ultra soft black jumpsuit that features a rib knit detail from the waist down. Easy fit with a slight flare at the hem. Mindfully hand knit domestically in the USA in collaboration with handloom knitters (which means that each piece is knit to the correct shape and there is zero waste). All manufacturers are paid a fair and ethical wage.  CARECarefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 100% merino wool. WOOL / Kordal sources their wool from a variety of mills in the USA, and makes sure to use wool that is specially milled without harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures, leaving the wool comfortable, soft and pure.  FIT Kenna is 5'10" tall, has a 31" bust, 23" waist, and 34" hips and is wearing the size small. Kordal's Standards       
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Sand Grey Evelyn Sweater

Kordal Knitwear
SIZES: S, M
252.99 CAD
The perfect transition sweater in sand that's not too heavy and can be easily layered with other pieces. Features two front panels that can be buttoned at front, tied or draped across and secured with a button at the side seam. Mindfully knit with the upmost care on handloom knitting machines by artisans based in Lima, Peru. Also comes in dark grey. Worn with the Kordal Knitwear sand Isabel pants. CARECarefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 65% baby alpaca, 35% linen. ALPACA / Alpaca is soft, wrinkle/flame-resistant and durable fiber with unique thermal properties due to microscopic air bubbles found inside the hairs. These bubbles allow the wearer to "breathe" through the fibers on hot days, as well as retain body heat in cold temperatures. Alpaca sheep also don't require insecticides to be injected into their fleece, don't require antibiotic treatments, don't eat too much, and are fairly...
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Sand Isabel Pant

Kordal Knitwear
SIZES: S, M
213.99 CAD
Easy and comfortable knit trousers in sand featuring an elastic waistband. Loose fit with cropped and slightly flared hems. Mindfully knit with the upmost care on handloom knitting machines by artisans based in Lima, Peru. Also comes in dark grey. Worn with the Kordal Knitwear Evelyn sweater in sand. CARECarefully hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.   MATERIAL 65% baby alpaca, 35% linen. ALPACA / Alpaca is soft, wrinkle/flame-resistant and durable fiber with unique thermal properties due to microscopic air bubbles found inside the hairs. These bubbles allow the wearer to "breathe" through the fibers on hot days, as well as retain body heat in cold temperatures. Alpaca sheep also don't require insecticides to be injected into their fleece, don't require antibiotic treatments, don't eat too much, and are fairly self-sufficient, making them much more environmentally friendly than their goat friends. Additionally, Kordal sources their Alpaca fibers from a mill called Inca...