Including a new eBay authentication program and intimates from Frank And Oak.
Sunnier days are ahead, folks. And in addition to new leak-proof swimwear styles from Knix, you can look forward to scooping up sneakers from eBay more confidently thanks to its upcoming Authenticity Program launch. Read on for all the fashion news you need-to-know…
Knix just introduced its broadest swimwear collection to-date — and it includes leak-proof features
Coming in hot with 18 different styles, the 2021 swimwear assortment from Knix includes an array of important details including fade-, chlorine- and salt water-resistance and UPF 50+ protection. Several looks also boast leak-proof technology — a win for those who want to hit the water without hesitation. Sizes range from small to XXXL+ and come in printed and solid pieces, proving that variety is indeed the spice of life.
Obakki launches an organic cotton Essentials collection that has a sweet charitable component
On May 3, Vancouver-based lifestyle brand Obakki introduces its new Essentials collection, comprised of t-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts that are made from landfill and pesticide-free organic cotton. And for one week after the launch, the label will donate 100 percent of net profits towards the Obakki Foundation Basic Needs Kits; the kits support women in Bidi Bidi, Uganda — the largest women’s refugee settlement in the world — by supplying them with much-needed items like reusable menstrual pads, laundry detergent and everyday sundries like soap and dental care items.
“This tumultuous year has led us all to re-think the things that are truly essential to us,” Obakki founder Treana Peake said in a statement about the launch. “We wanted to create basic wardrobe staples that are comfortable and versatile, and that you can feel good about wearing every day. All of our basics are created consciously with a low carbon footprint, and made using 100% organic ingredients.” To celebrate the collection, the brand has photographed its pieces on women living in Bidi Bidi, as well as Vancouver locals like model and activist Krow Kian.
eBay Canada begins a sneaker Authenticity Program in May
Did you know that eBay’s domestic sneaker sales grew a staggering 325 percent last year? That’s a lot of kicks. And whether you’re a sneakerhead or just starting to get serious about collecting, the platform’s soon-to-launch Authenticity Guarantee is a game-changer in terms of snapping up sneakers priced at $100 (or more) with confidence. The Program includes the opening of an authentication centre in Toronto that’s dedicated only to sneakers, and covers covetable brands from Nike to Yeezy — all vetted and verified by an independent team of experts.
Frank And Oak will offer intimates starting next week
If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that comfort is key to living well. So, Montreal-based label Frank And Oak is launching an intimates collection on May 4. Three underwear styles and two bralettes are found in the mix, which is made from a combo of certified organic cotton and spandex. Breathe easy and stretch it out, friends.
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