You can now pre-order the cropped bamboo cardi. It’s the last capsule wardrobe item in my final Fall collection. As a Keeping Abreast subscriber, you get VIP front of the line status. You have 3 days advance notice before it goes out to the general public on October 6th.

Brand new style

The cropped cardi is a brand new design. The inspiration came from an old Club Monaco sweater I purchased when I was still a student. In other words, a very long time ago. This 100% cotton sweater served me well over the years. It travelled with me to many different parts of the world. I finally had to retire it when it started getting holes in it.

Pre-order the Cropped Bamboo Cardi by Colleen Kanna, Photo of the old sweater that inspired the design

Old Club Monaco sweater

Then it dawned on me. Why don’t I make an updated version of it! My own version incorporating things I’d like to see. Like first of all making it out of bamboo. Leaving off the buttons because I never did them up anyway. Making the armholes and sleeves more generously cut for comfort. And, finally adding crisp topstitching detail.

Pre-order the cropped bamboo cardi

Cropped Bamboo Cardi in Charcoal Grey

Coordinates with the Joan Trouser

The cropped cardi is a great little sweater you can throw on over anything. It’s that extra light layer that easily tucks into your bag or ties around your shoulders or waist. It comes in charcoal grey or black to coordinate with the Joan bamboo trouser. Definitely a great capsule wardrobe addition. It features 3/4 sleeves and an easy one snap closure.

Pre-order the cropped bamboo cardi, Photo of Colleen in the cropped cardi with the Joan trouser and her dog, Oliver

Cropped bamboo cardi with the Joan trouser and Oliver coordinates well too!

If you’ve already pre-ordered the Joan trouser, then the cropped cardi will complete your outfit. And, if you haven’t ordered the classic Joan pant yet, then get both together. It makes a great work outfit whether you’re going into the office or working from home. Plus, it works just as well over a dress or skirt.

Cropped bamboo cardi over the Carolyn bamboo dress

Cropped cardi over the Carolyn reversible bamboo dress

And, it’s comfortable enough to wear outside of work too with the matching lounge pant.

Maureen in the cropped bamboo cardi and matching lounge pants

Maureen in the cropped bamboo cardi and matching lounge pants

Travel piece

As I mentioned earlier, this sweater travels well. It doesn’t take up much room in your suitcase. The bamboo French terry is soft, breathable, and thermal regulating. It will keep you warm in the cool weather, and cool in the warm weather.


The sizing is my usual Size 1(S), 2(M), 3(L) and 4(XL). Here’s the size chart for easy reference:

Cropped Cardi Size Chart


The price is $109 + tax for a Canadian-made product, ethically and locally produced at The Bobbins Production Studio in Ottawa, Ontario. The quality is exceptional and the design is clean simple lines that will keep you looking stylish and feeling comfortable for years to come.

Grab your cropped bamboo cardi here. I’m only producing 5 of each colour and size so don’t miss out.

Pre-order the Cropped Cardi

And add a coordinating pair of the Joan bamboo trousers.

Pre-order the Joan trousers

Delivery will be mid November.

Happy shopping and see you next week!

~ 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.