Why to buy: Chimuk is an ethical-sustainable fashion brand that empowers women & changes lives, providing Peruvian mothers with a pathway out of poverty towards economic & personal freedom.
Since 2017, the nonprofit Hands on Peru has been working closely with women from Huanchaquito, Peru, equipping them with tools that foster both professional & personal development. The Chimuk workshop is a beautiful public health center where creativity meets community. A team of 20 artisans has access to mental & physical health services, as well as skills-based learning. In the past four years, the 20 participating women of CHIMUK have transformed into talented artisans and have thus revolutionized their lives, earning dignified wages, learning new skills, and building community.
What we love: The collection Roots of Rebirth evokes a feeling of perseverance, opportunity and rebirth, as we rise from our roots to weave our path of life. Is it composed by handknit products, made from high quality, Peruvian alpaca wool. Unique designs pay tribute to the ancient Chimu civilization that flourished hundreds of years ago. As a result, each piece is unique, elegant, and with an inspiring story behind.
In a world where fast fashion has stolen the show, CHIMUK seeks to spotlight and pay tribute to the artisan responsible for such beauty.
Price: From 44 - 340 € | From $50 - $300 USD
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Why to buy: The warming knitted accessories from MAKE MONDAY SUNDAY consist of a hat, hair band and scarf and are made from the finest merino wool that clings to you without scratching. The wool comes from certified organic animal husbandry. The beautiful neck and ear warmers are made by a family-run, GOTS-certified company in Lüneburg. We love it local! The styles are available in the timeless colours Night Blue and Creme White, so they can be wonderfully integrated into your wardrobe.
What we love: MAKE MONDAY SUNDAY specialises in dresses and coats and has recently discovered a love for knitted accessories. The motivation of the woman-owned company is to create long-lasting favourite pieces for you, timeless in colour, style and fit. MAKE MONDAY SUNDAY uses fabrics from natural materials and sustainable production in combination with short supply chains to create sustainable products. Each garment and accessory is made to order in Northern Germany in their own factory. This avoids overproduction and strengthens local partners. Discover MAKE MONDAY SUNDAY, that flatters every woman from dress size 32-52!
Price: 30/60/90 € | 35/70/100 USD
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Why to buy: With the Chucky Brioche MAIAMI added a more clean line to their collection. Easy to wear, effortless yet sophisticated, it brings you a soft and cozy feel. It is hand knitted with love from 78% Mohair, 13% Polyamide, 9% Wool.
What we love: At MAIMAI, each handmade piece is manufactured by one person, from the first loop to the finished product – the opposite of mass production. The company takes a collaborative approach and operates on even ground with everybody they work with. All products are handmade. They do not need machines and energy for their production which means no CO2 emissions.
Price: 899 € | $1016 USD
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Why to buy: Dutch born Kitty van Coesant is a passionate fashion-lover since her early youth. She owned several stores in Amsterdam, in which she brought an eclectic choice of bohemian inspired brands with rock’n roll influences. Along with her partner Ben, she changed 10 years ago busy Amsterdam for the tranquility and romance of the Andalusian countryside, allowing to fully dedicate herself to NIZHONI, a small cosy world, a lifestyle brand respecting environment and craftsmanship.
What we love: All knitwear by NIZHONI is handmade with care and attention for the best quality and exclusive yarns... Made from 60% mohair, 20% merino wool, 5% cotton, 10% acrylic and 5% polyamide, this is a very special timeless statement piece for your wardrobe! Wear it on your vintage jeans , or as a party piece in the evening...Or just sparkle at home and wear it with your cool joggers during Christmas.
Price: 749 € | $847 USD
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Why to buy: The Narrative Cardigan by KNITBRARY is made from 50% baby alpaca and 50% merino wool. This piece is patiently hand-knitted and hand-dyed by artisans in KNITBRARY workshop in Arequipa. There is only a limited edition of 2. If your size is not available they make it on request.
What we love: KNITBRARY is nostalgic knit couture, the return to the knit as a unique piece. Created of premium yarns, such as Vicuña, Baby Alpaca, Pima Cotton and more, all KNITBRARY collections are made with time and great care, to be worn a lifetime and remembered in the stories told tomorrow.
Price: 1600 € | $1809 USD
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