Repair Program

Cherished clothes deserve to last a lifetime, which is why every Kowtow garment comes with a promise of free repair to extend its life.

Since the launch of our repair program in New Zealand in 2018, we have repaired and extended the life of over 1000 garments. We are now pleased to be able to offer this same service within Australia, in partnership with Melbourne based social enterprise, The Social Studio.


“I make a deliberate decision to purchase Kowtow, knowing their clothing is sourced ethically and built to last. The repair service lengthens the wear and enjoyment I get out of my clothing. The service is very easy and convenient to use, and the repairs are discrete and of excellent quality.” - Olivia

“I have found the repair programme very helpful in extending the life of my beloved Kowtow garments. The process is easy and free which ensures I use it without hesitation. The items are always cared for well and are given back wrapped in the classic Kowtow tissue which shows the care they show not only to new garments but the well loved ones also.” - Keely

“I couldn’t be happier with the repair service offered by Kowtow. Any items I take back for repair are mended quickly and the quality of the repair is always great.” - Belinda


Our Repair Programme covers minor repairs, and accepts all Kowtow garments, whether purchased directly from or one of our stockists. Please note, we are currently not able to offer knitwear repairs as a part of this programme.

Repair Guidelines

  • Mending seams
  • Broken stitching
  • Small holes or tears to woven fabric
  • Button replacement

  • All other repairs are determined by assessment, so get in touch with our team today for more information and advice on extending the life of your beloved garment.

    Get in touch

  • Email with a brief description, and photos of the area of your garment that needs some TLC, so our team can assess it.
  • Our team will assess your garment within the week.
  • If it meets our repair guidelines, we will email you further instructions for submitting your garment into our repair programme.
  • You ship your garment to us for repair.
  • Your garment will be repaired by our repair partner, The Social Studio, within 4-6 weeks.
  • We will send your repaired garment back to you free of charge.

  • The Social Studio is Victoria’s only ‘Ethical Clothing Australia’ accredited CMT manufacturing social enterprise, providing work and learning opportunities for Melbourne’s refugee and migrant communities. Through our partnership with The Social Studio we aim to help support these emerging creatives as well as the city’s locally-produced fashion industry.