This beautiful cashmere-mix knit is a labour of love.
Designed in England and made it Nepal, it has taken over a year to make, with details such as colour, fit and wrist length fine-tuned over the many months. A gloriously soft knit in graphite marl with silver marl stripes, with voluminous sleeves and a flattering body, it is both classic and contemporary. Most importantly, it has been ethically-made with the workers' wellbeing placed first.
Pair with leather trousers or leggings for a rock'n'roll look or with jeans for a laid-back luxe feel. Pop it under dungarees, and you have your ideal everyday outfit.
The Manufacturing Process
When looking at designing my own knitwear, it was important to me that it was ethically produced, with a fair wage being paid to the people who made it. And so, this gorgeous cashmere/wool jumper was made using the finest cashmere yarn from Mongolia using hand machines in Kathmandu, Nepal.
This labour-intensive and skilled process is conducted in a family-owned factory employing mainly female workers, who use the machines to knit the basic designs into the correct shape, before jumpers are assembled and hand finished.
The factory I use employs around 100 people in Nepal, mainly young women who are often the main income earners for their families. They are well paid, and enjoy an excellent working environment with clean drinking water machines and proper toilet facilities. The factory aims to be environmentally aware, using as many local materials as it can, thereby creating opportunities for local people outside the factory.