I’m introducing a new design: the cardi-robe and I’d like to get your feedback. It’s a cozy combination of a long sweater wrapped up in a robe. It has a tie belt that you can use to keep it crossed over and closed in front. Or, you can loosely tie the belt up in the back so it falls open. Or, remove the belt altogether. And, of course, it features deep front pockets because we all love pockets!

Where ideas come from

The idea for this design grew out of a request from a customer. Lindsay was interested in a long sweater/robe but couldn’t find one in a good weight. She thought bamboo would be perfect. I love love love when customers pass on design ideas.

Because the cardi-robe is made out of soft breathable bamboo, you can literally wear it as a robe to lounge around at home. It works equally as well as a beach cover-up. Then you can throw it on like a sweater to run out to the store. Plus it’s versatile enough to wear as a coat for work or an evening out.

I think it makes perfect sense to name it after Lindsay since she is responsible for its creation.


Let me introduce you to Lindsay. She is a dog mom to Scout, her beloved mini golden doodle. As a business analyst, she’s always trying to solve all the problems of the world!

Introducing a new design: the Lindsay Cardi-Robe by Colleen Kanna

Lindsay’s beloved mini golden doodle, Scout

In 2015, Lindsay was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) and had an autologous stem-cell transplant in 2017. Scout was just under 8 months old when she started chemo treatments for her bone marrow transplant. He was a champ just like his mom, content to stay in bed by her side and be chill. Lindsay doesn’t know what she would do without him.

Introducing a new design: the Lindsay Cardi-Robe by Colleen Kanna

Lindsay and Scout

Then in June of this year, Lindsay was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Her surgery is scheduled for next week. As is so often the case with women, health has been front and centre for Lindsay and she has faced more than her share of challenges.

Wishing you all the best with your surgery, Lindsay, and I hope the Lindsay cardi-robe will provide you with some comfort during your recovery.

Colours and sizes

The Lindsay cardi-robe will come in my 3 classic colours: Midnight Black, Silky Blue and Fiery Fuchsia. It will be in the medium-weight bamboo french terry which is great for this upcoming cool weather season, but still works well in the warm weather.

It will come in 4 sizes: 1(S), 2(M), 3(L), and 4(XL). Because of the easy style, it has a generous fit with a drop shoulder. As with all my pieces, you can easily go up or down a size.

Available for pre-order

The Lindsay is in the line-up for production and will arrive in September. In the meantime, you can pre-order one. As always, I will be doing a small-batch collection so once they’re gone, they’re gone. At least for the current season.

Introducing a new design: the Cardi-Robe by Colleen Kanna

The Lindsay Cardi-Robe

Would love to hear what you think of the Lindsay cardi-robe in the comments. If you’d like to pre-order one so you don’t miss out, here’s the link.

Pre-Order the Lindsay

Until next week,

~ Colleen

Introducing the cardi-robe by Colleen Kanna, Photo by Anna Epp Photography

I’m a recovering Chartered Accountant and Breast Cancer Champion turned Fashion Designer. My COKANNA Canadian-made bamboo clothing is all about comfort and style. Giving back to the community is important to me so I support Rethink Breast Cancer’s metastatic breast cancer education, support, and advocacy work.