LOWKEN was established in 2022, in Minnesota near the Twin Cities by Kennedy Lor.
After graduating college with a BS in Apparel Design & Development at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Lor's passion for sustainable fashion was ignited after discovering that many larger companies did not align with their values. LOWKEN was created as a launching pad for Lor to bring attention to creating effortless garments and accessories using second-hand fabrics and materials that tell the stories of their previous owners. The brand's commitment to sustainability is reflected in their use of textile waste to create new and interesting garments that offers a new take on fashions classics. LOWKEN is dedicated to creating a new future of sustainable fashion by looking at the clothes that are in our closets.
Using exclusively second-hand fabrics and materials, we are committed to developing a cutting-edge wardrobe for the modern, sophisticated, urban being. We want to lessen our influence on the environment while offering a variety of elegant and stylish fashion selections.
Locally Sourced Materials
Our brand upholds a strong ethos of sustainability by sourcing materials from the local Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Through our practice of utilizing secondhand materials, we not only support the local economy and the community of second-hand re-sellers and thrift stores but also contribute to reducing the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Our use of these unique and eco-friendly materials allows us to create distinctive and exquisite pieces that embody our brand's commitment to responsible and conscious fashion.
LOWKEN is spearheaded by Kennedy Lor, a passionate visionary who takes great pride in overseeing every step of the apparel production process. From ideation to creation, Kennedy is personally involved in bringing his unique and thoughtful concepts to life. This approach ensures that each product is crafted with the utmost attention to detail, resulting in a final piece that is made with love and care. At LOWKEN, we believe that this personal touch is what sets us apart, and we are committed to continuing to create exceptional products that are a true reflection of our dedication to quality and creativity.
We at LOWKEN think that everybody can look good. Our apparel is made to be inclusive, practical, and powerful so that people of various backgrounds and fashion preferences can feel secure and express themselves through it. Our dedication to providing a wide range of customers with excellent service is demonstrated by our designs, which are adaptable and minimal.