Every year (for us) our beautiful Autumn brings with it an element of surprise – one minute we’re wearing our sandals and summer dresses and the next there’s frost on the car window and we’re half way through October. Don’t get us wrong, this surprise is a good one, with it comes open fires, full bodied glasses of red, boots and cosy knitwear.
With temperatures dropping don’t despair, there is nothing better than a seasonal wardrobe switch up! Sorting through your jumpers and cardigans is like meeting an old friend, however if your knitwear has seen better days we’ve have put together a few of our favourite sustainable knitwear brands and why we love them………
Babaa is designed and made in Spain by local artisans. Using 100% natural yarns, their knits are produced with quality and longevity in mind. The best bit for us oversized obsessives, is that all their designs are oversized and made for comfort. Babaa.
Orwell + Austen
What we love about Orwell + Austen is that they create and design pieces with lots of colour. Whilst their knitwear is playful their commitment to the enviroment is not. Using natural yarns, they work with local Nepalese artisans drawing on their skills and their traditional techniques. Orwell + Austen
We first came across the lovely Genevieve Sweeney via Instagram. Not sure if it was her fabulous idea of her sock subscription (many a Christmas present dilemma solved) or her beautiful knitwear that caught our eye – we agree it was both. Made solely here in the UK her brand is a mix of traditional methods and modern design. Her knits are block colours and muted tones with every piece finished by hand. Genevieve Sweeney
The Make Shed
We are forever in awe of anyone who can create things as beautiful as The Make Shed does. They make and ethically source gorgeous things and even offer workshops from their small shed in Goudhurst The Make Shed
L’Envers is a knitwear brand born out of a passion for family heritage and a desire to launch a fashion brand that is slow and respectful with low impact to the environment. The result is beautiful knitwear made in a small family workshop in Spain. L’Envers
We don’t claim to know where all our clothes have been made but we love finding new brands that tell a story about the journey our threads have taken before before they arrive in a box on our doorstep. Jaggery London is one of these brands. It’s gorgeous knitwear is ethically made in India and arrives on your doorstep beautiful wrapped in muslin with a note and a story. Jaggery London
Last but by no means least the many vintage and secondhand stores out there that offer mountains of knits from argyle sweaters to your very en trend granny style cardigans. Here are some of our favourites x