Thanks to the dedication of theCorporation Selk’nam Chile, the National Congress in Chile has approved a bill for the Selk’nam people to be officially recognized as an indigenous ethnic group. This is particularly important given the renewed effort to recognize historically marginalized groups. Prior to this recognition, the Selk’nam were declared “extinct,” when in reality, their ancestors are active and living.
With the environmental and performance benefits of natural fibers, from local animals such as alpaca, llama, and sheep, and the performance capabilities of high-quality recycled fabrics like Polartec® Power Stretch Pro, we can guarantee the best garments that last for years to come.
Our Karukinka yarn, or “K-Yarn,” blends the best properties of three sustainable, cruelty-free, and 100% handspun natural fibers. The benefits of natural fibers go farbeyond their positive social and environmental impact. We truly believe they make the best product out there, which is why we stand by each product we make. Find out which fibers we choose to use and why.
We're proud to have been able to support the creation of this bilingual story published in the latest issue of Sisu Magazine. Emily Hopican and Carolina Ibarra Rojas wove together their experiences, in English and Spanish, about their connection to Torres del Paine in Patagonia, their adventures, and how one tale about little berry proved to be true. Thank you to Timothy Dhalleine for capturing this special bond between two people and a place with your photography.
This document, compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020, is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Understanding what slow fashion actually means is not easy, particularly when you are trying to decipher between truth and marketing. At Karukinka, we aim to be totally transparent in our manufacturing. We're excited to share more about our work with you in the coming months as we head into the studio and into the field to film a behind-the-scenes look at our operations. But in the meantime, we lovethis article from Who What Wearthat describes the three pillars of slow fashion.
We’ve said this many times before: each Karukinka product is handmade from start to finish. But we realized many of our customers might not realize the magnitude of our production process and that when we say start to finish, we mean it. So here’s a little more detail about the lifecycle of each product. Where it begins, where it’s constructed, where it’s checked again and again for quality before being shipped to your front door.
Just like you, we are watching the COVID-19 crisis unfold across the world. We are preparing ourselves knowing that we are just at the beginning of this. While most things are uncertain, what we do know is that if we can come together, we will emerge on the other side of this stronger than ever.
We know we aren’t the only ones inspired by Patagonia’s rugged coastlines, iconic vistas, windswept plateaus, and jagged mountain ranges. So we thought we’d put together this guide of bucket list items that are absolute must-sees for anyone who dreams of one day seeing Patagonia for themselves.
You have standards for your gear. It needs to perform as well on in a rugged mountain summit–like the iconic jagged peaks of Patagonia–as it looks in downtown Denver, on the streets of Seattle, or to and from the office in Silicon Valley. That’s why a Karukinka Outdoor technical garment is so much more than a sweater or jacket. It’s the freedom to go on that adventure you’ve been meaning to take and the sense of accomplishment that comes when you finally reach the summit that’s been on your bucket list.