We work with knitters all over the country. They are widely spread from Oslo in the east throughout the south, the west and as far as Bodø in the north. It is everything from students and doctors to women working from home and retirees. It's incredibly rewarding to work with them, they are free to knit when it suits them and they produce at their own speed. We like to be close to the production and working with people like this is both motivation and rewarding.
The production in India is made in collaboration with KOCO Global. KOCO stands for Knit One garment Change One life. These are knitting hubs of women from rural parts of India.They had little or no formal education before. In their village girls do not receive and education. Girls become women with no emploiment prospects other than seasonal labour work, depending on their father or husband for financial security.
By bringing women together to work outside their home and away from domestic duties and earning a stable income, KOCO is part of transforming lives, and that is something we applaud and support. This is a part of a sustainable business model that is forward thinking and with lots to gain for all parts involved.
Read more about KOCO here
A stitch in time….
People use “a stitch in time saves nine" to express that it's better to spend a little time and effort to deal with a problem right now than to wait until later.
For us “a stitch in time” means creating beautiful hand knitted garments stitch by stitch. Knitting takes time and effort. We would like to communicate the whole story, also the production of the garments. Behind each style is one woman who create these beautiful garments for you to wear.
That is also why each garment is signed by the woman who knitted it, and you can feel good about buying a fully handmade product.
All the garments are knitted with yarn from Sandnes Garn.