When opting to invest in more sustainable pieces for your wardrobe, finding brands that suit your style can be a challenge. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight a few eco-friendly knitwear brands that create beautiful pieces, using sustainable materials and ethical production methods. When the cold days draw in and the need for a cosy jumper is crucial, what better way to snuggle up than in your favourite knitwear? Here’s an eco-friendly knitwear edit to help inform and inspire your wardrobe investments…
&Daughter are committed to designing and making for longevity. Their knitwear is created from 100% natural yarns, sourced locally from expert spinners and makers in the United Kingdom & Ireland. & Daughter champions small batch making. Each garment is made using a fully fashioned process, meaning each section of a garment is knitted individually, hand-linked then hand-finished to achieve the finest possible end product.
Brora Knitwear are all about slow fashion. They believe that people should think about buying fewer, timeless and high quality items that last – and can be enjoyed for more than one season. Brora focus on creating designs that can be worn with pride, for many years. All their garments are made in the UK, they produce their fine cashmere in Scotland.
Peregrine pride themselves on the fact that every step of their production process, from the first design to the finishing stitch has, and always will be executed here in the UK. They work closely to control everything about the garment production from start to finish at their Manchester based factory.
You might recognise Celtic & Co from my previous post about their beautifully made natural and sustainable slippers. At Celtic & Co, sustainability is at the heart of their operations, they are proud to be a sustainable, luxury, fashion and lifestyle brand, flying the flag for British made products in the slow fashion industry. They use all-natural fibres, that are sustainable, unlike acrylic and polyester, which are polluting our oceans and water supply by releasing microfibres every time you wash them.
The eco-friendly knitwear brands featured in this edit all work hard to produce quality garments that are made to last, the kind of clothes you’ll be handing down to generations to come. For me there is a great sense of joy when it comes to winter and I get to wear my favourite knitwear pieces.
My favourite knitwear pieces are mostly vintage pieces, that I’ve picked up over the years. Including the traditional Irish Aran Jumper in the image above. Investing in a few key high-quality pieces for your wardrobe is a great place to start if you want to be more eco-friendly. Whether you opt to shop vintage or new, investing in quality is a step in the right direction when it comes to the environment.