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Kotn, Inc.
Founded2015 (2015)
  • Benjamin Sehl
  • Mackenzie Yeates
  • Rami Helali
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario Canada
Area served
Canada and United States
ProductsWomen's and Men's: Clothing, accessories

Kotn is a Canadian clothing retailer that sells both online and in their own retail stores in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.[1] During her time working at the luxury department store Holt Renfrew, Mackenzie Yeates noticed the lack of ethical options available to the wider market. [2] The business is based on the idea of providing middle market sustainable clothing.[3] The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada,[4] and emphasizes its commitment to supply-chain transparency and give back initiatives.[5] Kotn is a B Corp certified organization,[6] scoring in the top 10 percent of B Corp organizations in the community impact category.[7]


In 2018, founders Benjamin Sehl, Mackenzie Yeates, and Rami Helali were included in Forbes' 30 Under 30 in the category "Retail & Ecommerce."[8]

In 2019, Kotn won the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards Sustainability Award[9] for the organization's work building schools for its farmers' children in Egypt.[10]


  1. ^ "Locations". Kotn.
  2. ^ Tell, Caroline (2018-10-18). "Finally The Perfect T-Shirt, Courtesy of Kotn". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  3. ^ Harris, Aleesha (2019-01-04). "For Canadian brand KOTN, it's about more than clothes | Vancouver Sun". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  4. ^ "About". Kotn. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  5. ^ "For Canadian brand KOTN, creating fashion is about more than making clothes". Vancouver Sun.
  6. ^ "B Corp Kotn". B Corporation.
  7. ^ "When a B grade is a good thing, showing a company's commitment to meet social and environmental standards". Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  8. ^ "Kotn". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  9. ^ "2019 Winners | CAFA". www.cafawards.ca. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  10. ^ "What you need to know to shop socially and environmentally conscious this holiday season". CBC.

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