KOMANA is a London-based label run by Swiss sisters Nina and Livia Henne, that is specialized in handprinted organic textiles and clothing.
We love creating fun and individual clothing and textiles with bold, quirky and unique prints that tell a story… Our fascination with tribal art and folklore, pretty much all things out of the ordinary, the visionary world of artists, musicians and the wonders of nature serve as our never ending design inspiration.
We develop our print designs in rather old fashioned method, working with collage, free hand drawing and paint brushing. We then print our textiles with silkscreens, and manufacture with much love in London and in India.
The KOMANA collections are crafted using the finest, certified organic fabrics. The team spends a great deal of attention finding comfortable, unique and modern materials that are mostly fairly traded, and always certified organic. We strongly believe in a fair living wage for all people involved in our production – from the workers field to the seamstresses!
We have recently extended one arm of our production to Jaipur in India, where we work with a Fair Trade Federation accredited manufacturer who supports artisan based textile craft (such as wood block printing) and source local, organic and fair traded fabrics.
Non hazardous dyes are being used in the printroom, and any waste of paint is avoided, making sure noone is suffering along the whole supply chain! Waste reduction during production is ongoing with an upcycling project in place using cut offs.
The aesthetic and overall concept of Komana totally suits my personal taste – from the graphic patterns, that are rich in contrast, to the soft fabrics and the silhouette shapes of the latest collection called ‘1-2 Triangle’, which is surely a contribution of the team member and designer Laetitia. I would love to learn more about their in-house production of silk screen printing, that seems pretty unique to me in the green fashion world. Take a look at the online shop and even find stores in Germany amongst their stockists!
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Komana Lookbook 2015 by Nadia Ryder