Providing the highest quality cashmere garments, MONK Collection, a new menswear brand that sells a variety of fine cashmere sweaters and scarves bring us their 2016 collection, just in time for this chilly New York winter. By cutting out the middleman and selling from the artisans’ studio directly to consumers, the Nepalese brand offers the softest luxury cashmere in the world for the best prices. For centuries, Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley region has been knows as the center of fine cashmere, and is now also the home of MONK Collection’s talented artisans – the hands behind the newly successful brand’s gorgeous collection.
An entire handmade collection from start to finish, each of the processes that make up MONK’s designs require human touch. The knitting is done using handflat machines that require significant experience and care, packaging is handmade in Nepal using paper that is also handmade, and every button is carved and stitched by hand. It doesn’t get any more real than that!
In addition to providing products of top quality and elegant style, social responsibility is also a central part of the brand’s mission. MONK Collection invests a portion of its proceeds to the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the architectural heritage of the region in which its artisans live. MONK is also exploring a partnership to donate a portion of its raw cashmere yarn to the 108lives project, an NGO based out of NYC that uses cashmere as an important part of its revitalization program for disadvantaged youth.
The entire collection, offering a variety of soft earth tones including tans and grayish blues, is made of flawless 100% cashmere. Even though MONK Collection is essentially a menswear brand, their neutral and classic designs look (even more) gorgeous on women as well, and are especially practical now that the NYC snow is coming for us.
The Shawl-PulloverA soft-toned classic for snow adventures and every day use.
The Two-Toned HoodieA casual choice for your day-to-day activities and a perfect pick for both men and women, this hoodie is for him, for her, for everyone.
The Color-Block Crew in CharcoalTans and grays are all we need this winter.
The Shawl Cardi in GrayA sophisticated piece for the casual-chic city man.
Hand-Spun Shawl in GrayAn absolute beauty in cashmere, this airy yet cozy shawl will keep you looking graceful and classy all winter long.