the entire kapok experience is based on travelling. our team keeps on exploring the world, looking for the most exciting new designers, the most surprising products from all around the world. we focus on the undiscovered, the hidden and we bring it all together in our stores and on www.ka-pok.com
so, just like you, we miss travelling. the rush of running to catch a plane, landing in a brand new city and getting lost in their small streets, just to find the most perfect small store or café.
we didn't stop hunting for new beautifully crafted products from faraway places and we keep introducing them to hong kong. for the end of the summer, we brought the travelling experience indoors with our "IMMEDIATE BOARDING" decoration and we will highlight a new city and the best they can offer every week.
this week, we mind-travel to the big apple and celebrate their brands!
so, get ready for boarding and fly to your nearest kapok store.
a brand needs no introduction.
Common Projects was founded in 2004 by Prathan Poopat, an American-based art director, and Flavio Girolami, an Italian creative consultant. the shoes are hand-stitched in Italy, and often use Italian Nappa leather.
the company name came about as Poopat and Girolami were working on a number of 'common' projects together, the original 'Achilles' shoe included, while living in separate countries. all of their shoes feature a line of numbers along the heel, displaying the style, the size and colour, respectively. In the brand’s early years, these numbers could be rubbed off, but, now, they are branded in gold foil.
kapok was one of the early supporters of the brand, it has become the most important star brand for us and the fans just keep coming back for more....
sea new york
Sea is born out of the friendship between childhood friends Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini.
together, they share a vision that is distinctively Sea—combining Monica’s eye for vintage-feeling pieces and Sean’s leaning towards more modern, clean styles. their considered perspective forms an aesthetic that is quietly inviting and elegantly balanced.
classic silhouettes with a distinctive use of lace, embroidery, knits and technical fabrics result in collections that are at once both effortless and optimistic, romantic and boyish.
each season, the duo continues to refine and reinvent their own language, developing a cherished connection with their global, modern customer who relies on the brand for their day-to-day wardrobe. they stay focused on the world of Sea, exploring, evolving and building the brand.
we have just received their fall collection, come visit and check them out at kapok.
Vasic Collection is a young brand (founded in 2014!) based in New York City and designed by former hairstylist Kanoko Mizuo. the bags are geometric takes on classic shapes, and for spring, many of the designs are lightened with canvas or fine basket weave.
the round handles knot at the large grommet for an enchanting finish.
during her first years in NYC Kanoko Mizuo was a sought-after editorial hairstylist who worked with elite magazines. When she felt the need to extend her creativity, Kanoko began designing handbags meant to easily transition from day to night. Her classic silhouettes - accented with trendy embellishments - are a thoughtful tribute to the dichotomy that defines their maker's life: the nonstop, improvisational lifestyle of the Big Apple and the Japanese aesthetic, which emphasizes minimal yet exquisite detail.
we just love Vasic's clean shapes and how supple the leather feels!
malin + goetz
MALIN+GOETZ combines trusted natural ingredients with advanced technology to create uncomplicated luxury skincare and fragrance for the modern, design-conscious individual. their cleansers are formulated with amino acids to hydrate and purify without drying while their advanced moisturizers utilize botanically-derived fatty acids to intensely hydrate without leaving residue. their targeted treatments offer effective solutions for specific concerns, and can be incorporated into a regimen as needed. formulated with sensitive skin in mind, the products are suitable for all skin types and genders and are locally-made in the New York area to limit our carbon footprint. MALIN + GOETZ never test on animals and are always striving towards more sustainable formulation and packaging practices.
kapok is their exclusive retailer in Hong kong.
brooklyn candle studio
Brooklyn Candle Studio has a simple mission: to create candles with captivating scents, beautiful minimalist design, and the best ingredients. essentially, everything we love about luxury candles, but at accessible prices. their dreamy scents are inspired by nature and travel, moments and memories.
they use 100% soy wax derived from American-grown soy beans for an eco-friendly, clean burn and lead-free cotton wicks. their candles are petroleum-free, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and 100% vegan. each of our candles is wicked, poured, and labeled by hand by our in-house team of artisans.
they like to think of their wares as full sensory experiences—from the artful minimal packaging to the warm candlelight and delicate aromas that fill a room. so, go ahead, light one up.
they produce our candles out of a 2000 square foot studio space in Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a hub of of makers, designers, artists, and small businesses. all employees earn fair wages and benefits: paid time off and subsidized healthcare, dental, and vision.
kapok likes to support small businesses like Brooklyn Candle Studio.
Jaboneria Marianella’s Venezuelan-inspired formulas and fragrances are born out of Marianella’s nostalgic travels and her childhood spent making soaps and beauty products by hand in her grandmother’s kitchen paired up with her son David’s eye for fine art and design. this unique mother and son team bring you a handmade line that is stylish, clean, sustainable and more importantly beneficial with a zero waste philosophy.
made with no harsh chemicals and no animal testing, all handcrafted in the U.S.A in small batches at their Flagship Store - the Marianella Soap Bar and Spa in the heart of Soho in New York City.
great minds think alike, we celebrate clean beauty with Marianella.