The Nelken Top


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How to Wear It

This gorgeous, yellow-gold top features a boxy fit which is super flattering on most shapes, a long sleeve with flared cuff, and a wide - but not too wide - boatneck. This piece is a breeze to style; jeans or trousers, skinnies or wide legs, you name it. Wear it year-round by layering a white button down underneath, or a 3/4 sleeve or rolled-sleeve blazer over top. This truly one-of-a-kind piece of ethical fashion is as sustainable as it is stylish.

How it is Made

SustainableFair TradeJoon + Co. - Ethical Fashion - Community Driven Brand


Made of 100% ethical organic cotton twill. Kowtow is an amazing brand that ensures every piece made is certified by non-profit internationally recognized organizations. Their organic cotton contains no genetically modified seeds (helps the soil, cotton, and farmers' health). The crops are watered with rain and picked by hand. The farmers use on-site green waste composting to benefit the farmer's health, companion planting, and crop rotation.

Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) approved water based ink is used in KowTow's prints and dyes, which has no chlorine bleach, toxins, aromatic solvents or formaldehyde. They also ensure sustainable water treatment and use throughout the dying process.


Kowtow empowers famers and their families to negotiate with buyers and secure the best price for their cotton. The certified farmer groups get a premium dollar amount to spend on community involvement projects including medical costs, efforts to conserve rainwater through irrigation systems, as well as educational resources for both the farmers and their children.

The fair trade practices and sustainably sourced and made materials are not limited to Kowtow's beautiful clothing pieces, but extends into peripherals like labeling, tagging, packaging, trims, shipping supplies, and even the coffee they supply in their workrooms. 

Garments are made in India in SA800 accredited factories that undergo the Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) audit, making sure workers get a guaranteed minimum wage, social security, pension, paid leave, sick days, medical insurance, subsidized lunches, overtime, labor unions, and even complimentary transportation to and from work.


- Stand collar 
- Mid length sleeves
- Side seam pockets


Machine wash cold with like colors, do not bleach, tumble dry low, mediu iron on reverse. Dry-cleanable if desired.

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Sizing Chart


 Size # Size Bust (in) Waist (in) Hip (in)
XS 0-2 32-34 25-26.5 34-36
S 4-6 34.5-36 27-28.5 36.5-38.5
M 8-10 36.5-38 29-30.5 39-41
L 12-14 38.5-41 31-32.5 41.5-43.5

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