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Why is Kade & Vos a Premium Price?

June 07, 2018

Premium Supima Cotton plus great wicking properties with TransDry Treatment.

At Kade & Vos, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, ethically produced, comfortable underwear, and that means our products come at a premium price.

We are not willing to compromise on. . . the quality and sustainability of our products, your comfort, and our economy.

    1. Quality & Sustainability - Others reduce cost by using lower quality fabrics or adding synthetics -  reducing the quality of fabric from natural fibers to synthetics reduces the cost. We use the highest quality pima cotton that is grown in the USA.
    2. Fit - when you purchase Kade & Vos you are not paying for a mass market design or something that’s been designed and sized by a computer. You’re paying for a revolutionary product that has been designed by a fashion expert, and fitted and tested on multiple women for each product.
    3. We are Made in America. It’s the right way for us. We couldn’t imagine anyone else making Kade & Vos. We take pride in American manufacturing which meets industrial environmental standards to help reduce pollution, and labor laws to keep workers safe, and ensures safe working conditions. Our carbon footprint is small because our goods don’t need to be transported across oceans. Together we support America and we support Americans.

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Why Made in America?

We value wellbeing. Manufacturing overseas is cheaper because the cost of labor is low, child labor is exploited and working conditions are not regulated. Many fashion companies turn a blind eye because they profit from ignorance - in fact, only 2% of clothing sold in the US is made in the USA, meaning 98% of clothing sold in the US is made overseas.

Interested in reading more about sustainability?

We value our environment. A major methods for reducing the cost of a garments is by cutting the cost of materials. And again, I ask, at what cost? Since the introduction of synthetic fabrics, the use of natural fibers has dramatically decreased. Synthetic fabrics or polyester is derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum. Developed in a 20th-century laboratory, polyester fibers are formed from a chemical reaction between an acid and alcohol. While using up precious natural resources to make, recent findings show that recycled synthetic fabric (typically from melted down water bottles) is not sustainable and microscopic traces are now in our drinking water and marine life. This is known as microplastic pollution where particles from apparel make its way into global waterways and drinking water in our households. In an investigation, 83% of tap water samples, from more than a dozen nations were contaminated with plastic fibers. Guess what country has the highest percentage? The U.S., with a 94% contamination rate. Scholars attribute this to the tiny pills of fiber that fall off polyester fleece garments during the washing and drying process.  

Over 50% of the fibers in clothing sold in the US are polyester. “There is an opportunity to shift the dominance of polyester,” Rissanen states. “As the extent of microplastic pollution is beginning to dawn on us — making its way even to our drinking water — I hope to see a significant drop in polyester consumption in the near future. Household laundering of polyester garments is a major source of this pollution.”

With that being said, the next thing that consumers check is the garment label:

38% read the labels to see what the item is made of

33% check to see how to care for it (dry clean or washing machine)

When consumers do check for fiber content, the clear majority (83%) say they’re looking for cotton! Because cotton is a crop with several varieties, just like apples or any other crop, and there are different levels of quality. I am sure you’ve felt all the different types of cotton from rough and firm (such as a canvas bag) to soft and smooth (such as sateen sheets). Confused about the difference between fiber and fabric? Read more about it here.

We know that you have a lot of options when it comes to buying your underwear and we hope that not only do you love Kade & Vos underwear but that our values resonate with you. 

There's a lot of underwear options out there, and we feel honored that you've decided to check us out.

And because we know you don't have a lot of time, we want to make sure we're helping you in the very best way we can. We know that our underwear isn’t for everyone. Kade & Vos is for people who. . .

Are frustrated with chub rub, muffin tops, picking wedgies and red indents on their bodies at the end of the day

Are tired of using baby powder and deodorants to ease pinching and sweating from ill-fitted underwear

Can’t wait to take off their bra and underwear and get into sweats right when they get home.

If you're buying extra deodorants or spending extra money on baby powders annually, you could be saving your money and health with our underwear solution.

Thank you so much for your time and let us know if you have any questions about our product. We highly value transparency and are happy to answer whatever questions come to mind. 




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Size Chart

Size Inclusive Guarantee

Our Size Inclusive Guarantee: Don’t see your size? let us know and we’ll get it for you at no additional cost.

 Find Your Size

Use the chart below to determine your size. If you’re on the borderline between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit.

Don’t have a measuring tape? No worries! We’ll send you one for free.

K&V US BUST WAIST HIP
S 4/6 30"-34" 26"-29" 26"-49"
M 8/10 32"-38" 30"-33" 29"-52"
L 12/14 36"-40" 34"-37" 32"-55"
1L 16/18 38"-44" 38"-41" 35"-58"
2L 20/22 42"-50" 42"-45" 38"-61"
3L 24/26 48"-54" 46"-49" 41"-64"
4L 28/30 52"-58" 50"-53" 44"-67"
5L 32/34 56"-62" 54"-57" 47"-70"
6L 36/38 60"-64" 58"-61" 50"-75"
7L 40/42 65"-69" 62"-65" 53"-80"
8L 44/46 70"-74" 66"-70" 56"-85"

At Kade & Vos, we do not use the term "Plus Size". We feel that calling some sizes "Plus Size" means that these sizes and shapes are somehow different from other sizes. 

Still unsure about your size? Check out our sizing videos for a more detailed tutorial on measuring yourself.

Read more about our Mission, Vision, Values & Purpose HERE