What began as an infatuation with the glamorous side of fashion
quickly turned into a full blown love affair that enabled Agatka Kozak
to not only carve an industrious career in fashion design, but would
lead her to pioneer industry change towards eco fashion.
Agatka was born and raised in Poland, later moving to Barcelona
to complete fashion study at ESDi and then to Istanbul to attend the
prestigious Mimar Sinan. After successfully graduating from her fashion
education, she moved to London, a city recognised as one of the world’s fashion epicentres.
In 2014, after working for both high end and high street labels
and with some distinguished designers for LFW, and witnessing fast
fashion’s destructive influence in the industry she loves, Agatka
decided to launch her ECO-HOT label, COSSAC.
COSSAC promotes the minimalistic concept of Capsule Wardrobes,
and offers a curated selection of contemporary threads and redefined
basics with a sass edge. Sustainably designed and ethically produced,
each quality garment is intended to be transeasonal, with the aim of
minimising wastefulness and maximising usefulness.
An emerging eco fashion brand, COSSAC — and in fact, Agatka
herself — has already gained support from conscious fashion advocates
and received mainstream coverage from publications including Glamour
(Germany), C-Heads Magazine, Self Control Mag, Nylon, Flanelle Magazine
and Superior Magazine.
As of February 2020, COSSAC partners with 44 passionate
stockists globally, all of whom support the brand’s mission to create
fashion with aesthetics and ethics.
We are committed to slow fashion and sustainable design.
Transparency, sustainability and social well-being is at the core of our
business. We reject the mainstream practices of fast fashion that
produces cheap, low-quality and disposable trend items by exploiting
workers. COSSAC exists to offer women design-led conscious fashion to
help drive awareness of the negative social and environmental impacts of
the fashion industry and make it easy for women to make better choices.
We think sustainable fashion that no one wants to buy or wear
is 100% wasteful. That’s why we design clothing that customers actually
want to wear. The designs are contemporary with a sassy twist making
them relevant to the modern woman. The silhouette celebrates the
feminine form but is classic enough so that our garments are worn and
cherished beyond the current season. Our production runs are limited to
minimise waste and deadstock.
We use sustainable materials in our collections such as organic
cotton, Tencel and modal. In selecting the fabrics, we place a lot of
importance on how it is produced and the extent of its impact on the
environment, such as how much water and toxic chemicals is used. All
fabrics selected are ethically-sourced, organic or have low
environmental impact. We are committed to continuous improvement and our
goal is to use materials that are 100% eco-friendly. We are working
towards this goal and are educating ourselves daily on sustainable
production methods so we can make our clothing as green as possible.
We work exclusively with small factories with whom we’ve built
close relationships with. All production is carried out in Europe, in
Portugal and Turkey in ISO and GOTS-certified factories. This enables us to reduce the time, cost and eco footprint of transporting the garments.
We also believe in supply chain transparency as ethical
treatment of workers is as important to us as our environmental impact.
We use accredited factories because we care about the people who help
make our clothes. We want to make sure that factory employees are
working in fair and just conditions and are not being exploited in any
form. Every supplier and factory we work with holds certificates
assuring our high work standards and expectations are being followed. We
regularly travel to our factory partners to make sure the processes are
overseen and are compliant with ethical production standards.
We make every effort to incorporate sustainability into every
aspect of our business. All online store receipts, purchases and
delivery details are communicated via email to reduce paper waste. All
packaging and labelling is kept to an absolute minimum during
deliveries. Our business cards, swing-tags and boxes are made from
recycled paper and are 100% recyclable. We aim to leave no trace apart
from the statement our customers make in our garments.
While we take the concepts of sustainability and the ethical
treatment of garment workers seriously, we deal with all the heavy stuff
so you won’t have to.