Here’s my weekly roundup on social this past week: A new hoodie in the works. Pick your top 3 colours.

I’m working on a new bamboo hoodie. It’s a hoodie for grown-a$$ women, lol. I’m excited about this new design.

It has a shawl neckline that wraps around into a hood. It’s a bit oversize but not too much. Just the right amount of comfiness without looking sloppy. There’s a roomy kangaroo pocket and the sleeves are a tad longer to give you the option of rolling them up,

It’s the epitome of comfort and style! Throw it on over jeans or leggings, or dress it up with a pencil skirt.

Weekly Roundup on Social: A new bamboo hoodie in the works by Colleen Kanna

Dress up the hoodie with the Patti pencil skirt and strappy sandals.

I’m loving this new style and the response on social has been an enthusiastic thumbs up. Now that I’ve nailed down the design, it’s time to move on to colour.

I have custom-knit medium-weight bamboo French terry left in fiery fuchsia, silky blue, and midnight black. So I’m thinking this is a good option for fall/winter 2021/22 and will coordinate with the pieces you already have in your closet.

I would also like to do a lighter-weight jersey version for late summer/early fall. I would have to order new fabric for this from a company in Vancouver. They import the bamboo from Asia and it’s OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. This means it has been tested and is free from harmful substances for human health.

Another thing to know is I’m limited to 3 colours per style. Standard manufacturing options, at least in small production houses here in Canada, is 3 colours in up to 5 sizes. Of course, you can order more but it will cost you, which is why you typically only see the large clothing brands offering a wide range of colours.

One more thing to note is that every time you change the fabric, you have to re-sample the style. No 2 rolls of fabric are alike even if it’s the same fabric content from the same company. There are so many variables and conditions that go into knitting a roll of fabric and that can change the way it behaves including shrinkage.

Now that you’ve had a little lesson in fabric and colour, my question for you COKANNA fans is what colours would you like to see the new hoodie in? If you haven’t already cast your vote on Facebook or Instagram, here’s another chance? These are the colour choices that are potentially available.

Colour swatchesColour swatches

Colour swatches

Pick your 3 favourite colours

Vote for your top 3 in the comments. I know, it’s hard to pick just 3!

Until next time,

~ Colleen

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.