KOLMANSKOP, NAMIBIA, AFRICA
from where you are
Kolmanskop was founded in the early 1900s when diamonds were found in the barren Namib Desert, just lying on the sand, waiting for someone to notice. With its own millionaires’ row, ballroom and theater, Kolmanskop thrived until more and purer diamonds were discovered further south. Today, the site has been invaded by dunes, a surreal testimony of a vanished world.
DESCRIPTION These 19th century white dress-shirts, originally meant for men, come from the South of France. Extremely flexible they reflect light and have been used in movies like Gladiator or Lincoln. Made from linen, hemp or nettle, extremely durable, they can live for years. Kilometre reinvents this unique style by adding intricate embroideries with travel destinations on them to create a truly one of a kind piece.
Hand embroidered in Mexico, 100% linen. Available in one unique size. COLOUR WHITE
GOODIES All Kilometre products come with a passport (a travel guide matching the destination of the product + booklet about the brand and its history) and a “second skin”.
All Kilometre products are hand-woven and hand-embroidered, similar to the techniques used to create haute couture. This shirt was made especially for you, so please don’t expect the same production times as fast fashion.