Karen Kane and her husband Lonnie founded their womenswear label in 1979. The brand was started out of the couple’s garage, with the aim of producing high-quality clothing which fit perfectly and made the wearer feel amazing. Having grown out of their garage and hired many artisans and employees since the brand’s beginnings, Karen Kane places a strong emphasis on ethical practice and sustainability within their company. In 2020, the brand gained official B Corporation status, certifying the high standards of social and environmental performance performed by Karen Kane.
With a Californian background, Karen Kane produces clothing and accessories for women inspired by this laid-back lifestyle. Relaxed garments for daily dressing are offered, providing comfort and style for the everyday woman. Incorporating wearable colour and modern prints such as tie-dye, stripes and zebra, Karen Kane produces functional and flattering designs. Using the finest materials, the brand creates wardrobe staples such as slim-fit jeans, light blouses, flowing maxi-dresses and casual hoodies. The label offers accessories to complement any outfit, from boho panama hats and beaded necklaces to timeless silver jewellery and versatile tote bags. Karen Kane considers what women really want to wear, and provides this for everyone, championing size inclusivity from very early on. The brand offers petite and plus sizes in a wide variety of styles.
Karen Kane collections are found in department stores throughout the world, and their designs can also be accessed online through the label’s website.