As promised in my previous post, here’s a few suggestions for great knitwear buys for this winter. Pieces that are beautiful, stylish and of great quality. And which also give you piece of mind if you want to know where the wool came from, and how they were produced.
I wanted to give you these suggestions today as we’re in the middle of Wool Week – so this is the best moment to support the knitwear (and wool in general!) industry. Plus, there’ll be discounts on some of these products precisely to celebrate Wool Week, so don’t miss out!
The Sarah Lund Scandi look – The lambswool jumper on the left is by Seasalt, a Cornish company dedicated to local sourcing and production in SW England. The jumper on the right is by Komodo, a pioneer ethical brand that uses only organic natural fibres and Fairtrade production in Asia.
For British countryside chic: I chose this picture by Izzy Lane (left) as a round-up of many of their gorgeous wool products. But don’t stop at this: check out the whole shop! Izzy Lane are a pivotal brand in the revival of the British wool industry, using the fleece of the 600 rare breed sheep they have rescued and host in their sheep sanctuary in North Yorkshire for all their knitwear and wovens. The beautiful picture on the right is by Makepiece, another British brand specialising in the softest knits. I absolutely love their Shrug In A Bag, perfect for every occasion!
The quirky and ironic – The Letter Sweater (left) is by luxury brand Chinti & Parker, that base their designs on high quality natural materials that are chosen for both their inherent beauty and ethical consideration. The jacket (right) is by Lowie, a brand synonymous with knitwear: hand-knitting, crochet, hand-embroidery and hand-stitching are incorporated into almost every piece.
The Snood – Both brands here are renowned for their gorgeous knit accessories, especially a chunky snood. The charcoal one (left) is by Louise Dungate and “Made from 100% merino wool. And love.”. The off-white one (right) is by The North Circular, “100% British Wensleydale Wool, hand-knit in the UK by our team of ‘Grannies’”
For the wishlist – Dress by Henrietta Ludgate and handbag by Antonello. Henrietta is Scottish and very close to her home land, which has a great wool tradition. All the wool she uses for her dresses is sourced from traditional Scottish mills. Antonello is Sardinian and also very close to his home land, which also has a great wool tradition. All the wool he uses for his handbags is organically farmed and dyed in Sardinia, as well as woven locally by a small group of women who still know how to operate the traditional looms. *Neither of these pieces are currently online. However I know both designers personally, and will be happy to connect with anyone who’s interested in ordering one of their pieces*
From the Catwalk: Two emerging talents that can do wonders with knitwear. Alice Palmer (left) and Lorico (right). *for private clients and buyers: I’m also in touch with these brands, and very happy to create a connection if you wish*
*** DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post. All pieces shown are Rewardrobe’s choice. Yes, I know most designers/brands personally, but that is exactly the advantage that Rewardrobe can offer to any private clients/buyers/brands/event organisers who wish to collaborate with us ***