KANOA Newsletter August 2021: Live an authentic life!

KANOA Newsletter August 2021: Live an authentic life!

Authenticity, the beating heart of our project!

 We have been living this family project for almost four years now, during which the whole family has eaten KA/NOA, breathed KA/NOA and slept KA/NOA – although not so much the latter. A project that keeps us on our toes and continues to move ahead despite obstacles. A project in which we handle everything, from design to production, digital, the retail network, sales, HR and more! We are fortunate to be able to rely on staff in our stores who are committed to the same values. Each in their own way, these authentic personalities uphold and convey our project on a daily basis, welcoming you in such a way that you feel at home.

We don't do everything right, we don't do everything well, but we do it with heartfelt sincerity and transparency. For you, thanks to you and with you!

And where better to take you, for this "authentic" newsletter, than to the heart of the Valais, a region particularly in the spotlight this month? Especially when accompanied by someone who makes our mouths water: our friend Pierre Crepaud, a Michelin-starred chef who personifies the art of authentic cooking. A true nature-lover who shares with us his secret, gourmet places. Follow the guide… and loosen your belt!

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L'authenticité, au centre de notre projet !

Bientôt 4 ans que nous vivons au rythme de ce projet familial. 4 ans pendant lesquels toute la famille a mangé KA/NOA, respiré KA/NOA et dormi KA/NOA (donc pas beaucoup). Un projet qui nous tient en haleine, et qui avance, malgré les obstacles. Un projet que nous tenons à bout de bras, sur tous les fronts, du design, à la production, au digital, en passant par le réseau de boutiques, la vente, les RH, et j'en passe! Nous avons la chance de pouvoir nous appuyer dans nos boutiques sur un personnel attachant et attaché aux mêmes valeurs. Des personnalités authentiques, qui chacune à leur manière, relaient au quotidien notre projet et vous accueillent "comme à la maison"!

On ne fait pas tout juste, on ne fait pas tout bien, mais on le fait avec le coeur, avec sincérité et avec transparence. Pour vous, grâce à vous et avec vous!

 Et où vous emmener de mieux, pour cette newsletter "authentique", qu'au coeur du Valais, une région particulièrement à l'honneur dans notre actualité ce mois. Le tout accompagné par un guide qui nous met l'eau à la bouche: Notre ami Pierre Crepaud, chef étoilé qui incarne l'art de la cuisine authentique. Un amoureux de la nature, qui nous fait découvrir ses endroits secrets et gourmands. Suivez le guide, et détachez votre ceinture !

 

Travel as a source of inspiration...

KA/NOA was born from Bruno Grande's desire to be able to pack his suitcase in five minutes: thanks to a wardrobe in which all pieces match each other, packing has become a pleasure. When it comes to comfortable outfits for life on the move, explore some of the best looks to adopt while travelling.

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Le voyage, source d'inspiration...

KA/NOA est né du désir de Bruno Grande de pouvoir préparer sa valise en 5 minutes: Grâce à un dressing où toutes les pièces se marient les unes avec les autres, faire sa valise est devenu un plaisir. Des tenues confortables pour voyager bien dans ses baskets: Découvrez quelques-uns des meilleures looks à adopter pendant vos déplacements.

 

Let's start with travel essentials: the KA/NOA K-Travel Bag in suede leather with detachable shoulder strap and its matching K-beauty case. An ideal size for a long weekend.

Total price of the set: CHF 1,167 (can be sold separately)

 

An ideal outfit for a summer weekend: the MATE 100% Egyptian cotton knitted polo, available in several colors, and the ARBAUD trousers in soft panama cotton.

Total price of the look: CHF 476

Business casual, but always stylish: the LION suede blazer is a summer essential. A perfect match for a business look, or more casual when worn with a pair of jeans. Pictured here teamed with a pair of BORIS water-repellent active wool light sand-colored trousers (also ideal for golf), a CONRAD dark blue poplin shirt and the TOUBIE sneakers.

Total price of the look:  CHF 2,352

The lead blue is a great alternative to dark blue: our BORIS Combact wool cordura trousers are made of 59% Virgin Wool 39% PA Cordura and 2% Elastane. The technicity of the Cordura thread inserted in the weave guarantees extraordinary performance for the fabric that is super resistant, durable and virtually indestructible!

Presented with the MALIK knitted mesh compact cotton polo shirt and TOUBIE sneakers. 

Total price of the look: CHF 864

 

River blue: a color name that says it all! Our FLAVIEN light wool 110'S chino pants are as blue as a summer sky! A perfect match with the FRIEDERIC knitted cardigan in compact Egyptian cotton and the CLAMENC soft striped linen and cotton shirt.

Total price of the look: CHF 904

  

 

Do you like chest-pocket shirts? You will definitively wish to adopt one of our two models, BRET and GATIEN. Two materials, two styles, two fittings.

GATIEN long sleeved shirt, with the KA/NOA collar. 100% yoga cotton, a new generation of high-performance cotton, superlight, breathable, in twill cotton structure. CHF 268

BRET long-sleeved shirt with double gusseted front pockets. 63% linen, 37% cotton. Natural look with a soft, fresh appearance and a linen texture with lightly striped fibre to make this material authentic.

 

Fall / winter collection 2021/2022

 Can't wait to see our new winter collection? Like our guest chef Pierre Crépaud, we work with seasonal products. You won't find coats in summer and shorts in winter. Each season has its own collection  and let's not forget that summer ends on September 21^st! Our collection contains many "all seasons" pieces, which you can find in our boutiques. A few winter essentials will be introduced in mid-September, and new items will be rolled out throughout the fall. Come and see us regularly!

But to whet your appetite, here are a few glimpses of what's in the pipeline....

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Fall / winter collection 2021/2022
 

Vous êtes impatients de découvrir notre nouvelle collection hiver? Comme notre invité le chef Pierre Crépaud, nous travaillons avec les produits de saison. Vous ne trouverez pas chez nous des manteaux en été, et des bermudas en hiver. A chaque saison sa collection, et n'oublions pas que l'été finit le 21 septembre! Notre collection contient de nombreuses pièces "toutes saisons", que vous retrouvez en boutique. Quelques incontournables de l'hiver seront donc mis en place dès la mi-septembre, et les nouveautés seront déployées tout au long de l'automne. Passez donc nous voir régulièrement!

Mais pour vous donner l'eau à la bouche, voilà un aperçu de ce qui vous attend...

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KA/NOA HAS OPENED IN VERBIER!

If you don't come to us, we come to you! You will find us in Verbier at 7 Rue de Medran, a small, friendly place where you will be given a warm welcome and invited to share a coffee or more if the fancy takes you!

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KA/NOA A OUVERT A VERBIER !

Si vous ne venez pas à nous, nous venons à vous ! Vous nous trouverez désormais à Verbier, Rue de Medran 7. Un petit écrin chaleureux, où vous serez reçus en toute décontraction pour partager un café ou plus si entente!

 

 

VALAIS, ENGRAVED ON MY HEART!

Valais holds a special place in our hearts. Not only because it is home to two of our boutiques in Crans-Montana and Verbier, but also because many of our friends live there. Among them is one who delights our tastebuds: Pierre Crepaud, a Michelin-starred chef and sporty epicurean who has made the Valais the place where he loves to get out and about as well as the setting in which he exercises his culinary talents. By sharing his photos and his favorite spots, he has agreed to accompany us in exploring this authentic, simple Valais and its terroir, just the way we like it. So let’s allow ourselves to be guided in discovering a less tourist-centered Valais, his very own Valais.

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LE VALAIS, GRAVE DANS NOS COEURS !

Le Valais occupe une place spéciale dans nos coeurs. Non seulement car il héberge deux de nos boutiques à Crans Montana et à Verbier, mais aussi car de nombreux amis y résident. Parmi eux, un ami qui nous régale: Pierre Crépaud. Chef étoilé, qui, en épicurien sportif, a fait du Valais son terrain de jeu et de bouche. Au travers de ses photos et de ses adresses de coeur, il a accepté d'être notre guide dans ce Valais authentique, simple, terrien, juste comme on l'aime. Laissons-nous donc guider à la découverte d'un Valais pas si touristique que cela, son Valais à lui.

 

 

Le Mayen 1842

This old barn was transformed by Pierre and Delphine into a comfortable mayen. It has been designed to accommodate up to 6 people for a relaxing and restful stay in a unique setting offering multiple possibilities. A haven of peace!

www.thealpinistcollection.com

 

La Guerite 1814

Perched on the hillside of Saillon (VS), this pop-up restaurant will take you on a real journey of the senses. For its 40th Anniversary, the Corbassières cellar has handed the keys of this hut to Chef Pierre Crepaud who, together with his partner Delphine, will delight you with an amazing culinary experience!

www.corbassieres.ch

 

Tsébetta

Located in a natural setting in Nax, this intimate place enjoys an exceptional panorama over the Rhone valley and the Alps. The calm, the view, the cozy atmosphere: it's all there. Bertrand Bitz and his partner Iona have created a venue combining epicurean pleasures and their passion for music: A Fine food and music place. Join them in this corner of paradise, aptly named the Balcon du Ciel (Sky Balcony).

www.tsebetta.ch

Restobar Saint Martin 

The Restobar is an emblematic Saint Martin establishment which was bought and completely renovated in 2015 by Bertrand Mayor and then placed in management before he personally took the reins in 2021. Supported by his wife Magali and his younger brother Fabrice, he has brought the place back to life.

Chef Miguel offers a small menu of suggestions that is regularly updated and features mainly local and seasonal produce.

www.lesaintmartin.ch

 

La Cabane de Balavaux

This hut is located just above the Mayen 1842 and surrounded by Europe's largest larch trees. Featuring traditional dishes based on regional produce, a meal on the sun-drenched terrace overlooking the Rhone valley leaves an unforgettable memory.

 

La Yourte de Corbyre

Back to basics with a 28 m2 yurt located in the heart of an alpine pasture grazed by Hérens breed cows and facing the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps. Switch off the wi-fi and enjoy the slow pace of life in the mountain pastures. Discover how this way of life has adapted to modern life while enjoying the comfort of a Mongolian yurt, a nomadic dwelling that originated in Central Asia, as you simply live... and let live!

 

The Hameau de Colombire

Located at 1850m above Crans-Montana, the Colombire Hamlet offers while immersing themselves in the world of our ancestors. If you are looking for a tailor-made place to savour the pleasures of life in the mountains, this is it…

www.colombire.ch