Here’s a sneak preview of my new tunic top dropping in September. It’s one of the styles that came out of the design focus group I held back in March.

Year round dressing

My bamboo clothing line has always been about year round all season dressing. In my mind, there’s no reason to changeover your closet from season to season even if you live in Canada. Except for the winter coats, boots, hats & mitts, of course.

A pared down wardrobe is good for lots of reasons. It makes it easier to get dressed in the morning. When you have fewer well chosen pieces to choose from, it saves time and mental energy.

There’s room in your closet to keep all your clothes in one place.

You make fewer, wiser purchases which is good for your bank account in the long run. And, it’s good for the environment. It means fewer garments making their way to the landfill. Because they all do eventually even if you donate them.

Coming in September

All this has led me to rethink calling my final production run, my Fall/Winter 2023 collection. I’m just going to say I have a new design dropping in September. Let’s take the seasonality out of it.

So without further ado, here’s the new tunic top:

New tunic dropping in September by Colleen Kanna, Front view of tunic in fiery fuchsia.

Front View

New tunic dropping in September by Colleen Kanna, Side view of tunic in fiery fuchsia.

Side View

New tunic dropping in September by Colleen Kanna, Back view of tunic in fiery fuchsia.

Back view

Design features

The tunic has full length sleeves with an extra wide rib cuff which accommodates individual arm lengths. If you have shorter arms like me, fold the cuff back.

New tunic dropping in September by Colleen Kanna, Wide bamboo rib cuff folded back for shorter arms

Bamboo rib cuff can be folded back

Or if you have longer arms, leave the cuff down. Another option is to fold the cuff back for 3/4 sleeves.

New tunic dropping in September by Colleen Kanna, Wide bamboo rib cuff folded for longer arms

Leave the cuff down for longer arms

Another great feature is the deep side seam pockets. I don’t know about you, but I love pockets. Not only to carry things in, but I also just like putting my hands in them.

Deep side seam pockets.

Deep side seam pockets

Colours and sizes

This new style will come in my 3 signatures colours: Fiery Fuchsia, Silky Blue, and Midnight Black. The fabric is a  medium weight bamboo French terry custom knit right here in Ontario.

It will be available in my standard sizes: 1(S), 2(M), 3(L), and 4(XL).

If all goes according to plan, the new tunic will drop in early September. That means you, my Keeping Abreast subscribers, will get front of the line access to Pre-order in August at a special pre-order price.

Omg, it’s already July!!! Not too long to wait and lots for me to do!

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Until next time,

~ Colleen

Colleen Kanna

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 local breast cancer organizations who treat the whole person and not just the disease.