ABOUT

Mandy Kordal has been working and living in Brooklyn since her graduation from the University of Cincinnati DAAP in 2009. She has worked for ready to wear designers such as Trovata, JCrew, and Doori. After learning the ropes and discovering her passion for knitwear, she decided to buy her first knitting machine and create her own collection entitled Kordal, where quality and ethical manufacturing are an integral part of the brand. Kordal Studio 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 and organic textiles whenever possible. Their knitwear is made by experienced knitters based in Lima Peru & NYC. They create their garments using both handloom and Shima Seiki whole garment knitting machines. Both processes create a fully fashioned product, meaning each piece is knit to the exact shape so there is no left over material waste. Their cut & sew wovens are produced in partnership with factories in NYC and with artisans abroad.

MADE IN PERU & US

BASED IN US AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL

SUSTAINABILITY LABELS

NATURAL FIBERS

They work with ethical alpaca yarn suppliers and factories in Peru. Their wool primary comes from a family owned company located in Oregon, Imperial Stock Ranch which creates the wool fiber without the use of harsh chemicals. They also use linen which is natural and sustainable fiber.

WASTE

Each piece of their knitwear is made to the exact shape so there is no left over material waste. They also partner with Fabscrap, a NYC based company that’s tackling the textile waste problem by repurposing discarded textiles.

RECYCLED FIBERS

They work with New Denim Project, a family run factory based in Guatemala that manufactures cotton yarn and fabric made from upcycled denim and cotton fiber.

ETHICAL

Their knitwear is made by experienced knitters based in Lima Peru & NYC. Their cut & sew wovens are produced in partnership with factories in NYC and with artisans abroad. All of their pieces are produced in an ethical manner by paying their workers a fair wage.

ORGANIC

They use GOTS and bioRe certified cotton by Panoco Trading, a supplier based in Tokyo, Japan.

PACKAGING

Instead of plastic, they store and sell their garments in reusable mesh bags. These bags serve as an excellent way to store your beloved piece or can be repurposed (i.e. produce bags at the grocery store, laundering delicates or shell collecting.)